HETA, Report No. TA-77-33, St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
NIOSH 1977 Aug:20 pages
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;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. TA-77-33, 20 pages, 15 references