Walk-Through Survey Report of Adrenocortical Steroids Production at Schering Corporation, Union, New Jersey.
NIOSH 1980 Mar:16 pages
Worker exposures to adrenocortical steroids were studied at the Schering Corporation (SIC-2834) in Union, New Jersey, on September 14, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational steroid exposure. Approximately 76 of the employees at the facility were assigned to work areas involving potential exposures to the steroids. The company had a formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were furnished by a full time physician and nurse. The areas of greatest potential exposure to the adrenocortical steroids included the synthesizing department and the tablet manufacturing department. The author concludes that this workforce should not be included in the steroid hazard survey because of the short period of steroid exposure among the workers.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-2; Drugs; Hormones; Workplace-studies; Risk-factors; IWS-105-11;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Industrial Hygiene Section, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 16 pages