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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report on rf radiation exposures from heat sealers at Celebrity Incorporated, New York City, New York.

Authors
Cox C; Foley E; Egan B; Herrick B
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 88-15, 1979 Sep; :1-14
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NIOSHTIC No.
00110960
Abstract
Worker exposures to radiofrequency (RF) radiation were determined at Celebrity Incorporated (SIC-3171) in New York City, New York, on December 8, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupation RF exposure. Approximately 25 of the employees at the facility were assigned to the heat sealing operations that were surveyed. The company had no formal industrial hygiene program, although it did maintain a safety program. Medical services were furnished by a local physician. Personnel records provided demographic information, department assignments, and accident reports. All five heat sealing presses tested exceeded existing electric field strength guidelines of 200 volts per meter. The authors conclude that the work force at this facility could be used in the RF radiation hazard survey if combined with similar cohorts from similar facilities. They recommend that shields be added to the heat sealing presses to reduce worker exposures to RF radiation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-2; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Radiofrequency-heating; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-hazards
Publication Date
19790924
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-215377
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-88-15
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3171
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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