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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of rf radiation exposure from heat sealers at Morris White Fashions, Incorporated, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Cox C; Egan B; Herrick B
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 88-14, 1979 Jul; :1-4
Worker exposures to radiofrequency (RF) radiation were surveyed at Morris White Fashions, Incorporated (SIC-3171) in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 30, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational RF exposure. Approximately 15 of the employees at the facility were assigned to the heat sealing operations that were surveyed. The company had a safety program and retained a physician for medical services. A formal industrial hygiene program was not provided. Personnel records provided some demographic information. Electric and magnetic fields produced by the RF heat sealers were not measured. The authors conclude that this workforce should not be included in the RF radiation hazard survey because appropriate exposure and comparison groups cannot be identified from company records.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Radio-waves; Radiation-exposure; Industrial-factory-workers; Medical-examinations
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