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Industrial hygiene walk through survey report of Rockwell International, Thousand Oaks, California.
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 68-21, 1979 Jun; :1-6
Worker exposures to potentially harmful chemical and physical agents were determined at the Rockwell International Thousand Oaks Research Center (SIC-3674), in Thousand Oaks, California, on February 6, 1979. The survey was part of a NIOSH study of the energy technology industry. The company had no formal and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were provided by a full time nurse and a local clinic. Primary chemicals used in the photovoltaic construction processes included trichloroethylene (79016), acetone (67641), methyl-alcohol (67561), isopropyl-alcohol (67630), sulfuric-acid (7664939), hydrogen-peroxide (7722841), zinc (7440666), silver (7440224), manganese (7439965), germanium (7440564), silver-cyanide (506649), and silicon-dioxide (60676860). Processing steps were generally well controlled. Arsenic (7440382) exposure presented a possible hazard. The author concludes that equipment maintenance and cleaning may pose potential chemical exposures.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Control-methods; Industrial-hygiene; Worker-health; Industrial-health-programs
79-01-6; 67-64-1; 67-56-1; 67-63-0; 7664-93-9; 7722-84-1; 7440-66-6; 7440-22-4; 7439-96-5; 7440-56-4; 506-64-9; 60676-86-0; 7440-38-2
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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