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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report on RF Radiation Exposures from Heat Sealers at General Motors Fisher Body Trim Plant, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
NIOSH 1979 Aug:5 pages
Worker exposures to radiofrequency (RF) radiation were determined at General Motor's Fisher Body Trim Facility (SIC-3465) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on February 15, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational RF exposure. Approximately 50 of the employees were assigned to the heat sealing operations that were surveyed. The company had a formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were provided by a part time physician and three full time nurses. Personnel records provided demographic information, department assignments, and absence reports. All the magnetic and electric field strength measurements were below the 200 volts per meter guideline. The authors conclude that this work force should not be included in the RF radiation hazard survey because of the low RF radiation exposure levels. They note that the work force would be suitable for a reproductive history or mortality study.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Radiofrequency-heating; Radiation-hazards; Radiation-exposure; IWS-88-21;
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NIOSH, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Industrial Hygiene Section, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 pages
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division