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Industrial hygiene walk through survey report of Varian Associates, Palo Alto, California.

Authors
Briggs T
Source
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 68-29, 1979 Jun; :1-11
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00108663
Abstract
Worker exposures to potentially hazardous physical and chemical agents were determined at Varian Associates (SIC-3674) in Palo Alto, California on, April 6, 1979. The survey was part of a NIOSH health study of newly developing energy technologies. The company employed a part-time physician and a full-time safety officer. Other medical services were provided by local paramedics. Protective clothing was worn by workers during equipment cleaning and handling. Health hazards were minimized by relatively small raw material process requirements. Personnel exposures were minimized by process controls and careful handling procedures. The author concludes that no significant hazardous industrial health conditions were found, and a follow-up survey would be inappropriate.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Worker-health; Occupational-health-programs
Publication Date
19790607
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-108242
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-68-29
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3674
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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