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Technical assistance report no. TA-77-33, St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 77-33, 1977 Aug; :1-20
A Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance survey was conducted by NIOSH on April 21 and 26, 1977, at the cytology, hormone, and histology laboratories of the St. Luke Hospital (SIC-8062), Kansas City, Missouri. The survey was prompted by a request from the management regarding the exposure of the approximately 20 affected employee to xylene (1330207), diethyl-ether (60297), and other vapors. Environmental sampling, employee interviews, and available toxicity information revealed that employee exposure to benzene (71432), ethyl-alcohol (64175), isopropanol (67630), xylene, diethyl- ether, and acetone (67641) did not pose a health hazard, while exposure to chloroform (67663) in the hormone laboratory, and formaldehyde (5000) in the histology laboratory did pose a health hazard at the time of the survey. Recommendations are made to reduce employee exposure to minimum.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-33; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-7; Occupational-health; Air-quality-measurement; Toxicology; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Organic-solvents; Testing-facilities; Chlorinated-methanes; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Ketones; Aldehydes
1330-20-7; 60-29-7; 71-43-2; 64-17-5; 67-63-0; 67-64-1; 67-66-3
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
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