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Industrial hygiene report walk through survey of Solarex Corporation, Rockville, Md.

Authors
Boeniger M
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 68-19, 1979 Jun; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00108664
Abstract
Worker exposures to potentially hazardous physical and chemical agents were determined at the Solarex Corporation (SIC-3674) in Rockville, Maryland, on May 3, 1979. The survey was part of a NIOSH health study of newly developing energy technologies. The company employed approximately 75 operating personnel, and had no formal safety or industrial hygiene program. Medical services were provided by local hospitals. The facility lacked a well organized environmental engineering control program. No toxic agents, other than a priming agent, were used. The resist patterning operation was inadequately ventilated. The general housekeeping was marginal in some areas. The author recommends that the diffusion furnace room be segregated on its own ventilation system with gas cylinders located in a separate room, and electroplating baths be relocated under hoods or draw slot exhausts.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Worker-health; Occupational-health-programs; Industrial-hygiene; Control-methods
Publication Date
19790622
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-108234
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-68-19
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3674
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MD; OH
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