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Technical Assistance Report No. TA-80-90, National Institute of Mental Health Laboratories, William A. White Division, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Authors
Johnson P
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 80-90, 1980 Sep; :1-12
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00103208
Abstract
A hazard evaluation was conducted at the William A. White Building, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital (SIC-8063) in Washington, D.C., on July 28 to 30, 1980. The evaluation request came from the safety manager of the National Institute of Mental Health on behalf of the hospital's safety officer. A walk through survey of all William A. White Division laboratories revealed numerous safety and health deficiencies, including improper emptying of trash containers, dirty working conditions, unlabeled containers, improper chemical storage, unavailability of safety equipment, poor lighting, and inefficient security. The author recommends that the hospital's Safety Department be given the responsibility for developing and implementing sound safety and health practices. Several specific recommendations for laboratory work conditions, working with chemicals, and safety equipment are made.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-80-90; Health-care-facilities; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-2; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Medical-personnel; Materials-handling; Industrial-hygiene; Safety-practices; Protective-equipment; Control-methods
Publication Date
19800901
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-171126
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-80-90
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8063
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC; OH
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