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Walk-Through Survey of General Electric Company Hudson Falls, New York, Fort Edward, New York, IWS-95-12A.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 95-12A, 1976 Apr; :1-8
Walk-through surveys were conducted at the General Electric facilities in Hudson, Falls and Ft. Edward, New York with particular interest in workers exposed to polychlorinated-biphenyls (1336363) (Aroclors). The process of manufacturing capacitors (SIC-3675) which are filled with dielectric fluid (mainly polychlorinated- biphenyls) is described. Potential hazards also include lead (7439921), trichloroethylene (79016), and noise exposure in processing operations. Industrial hygiene and safety practices are briefly discussed. A recommendation is made to do industrial hygiene sampling at the plants.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Region-2; Field-Study; IWS-95-12A; Electrical-industry; Noise-pollution; Safety-measures; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Chlorinated-ethylenes
1336-36-3; 7439-92-1; 79-01-6
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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