Walk-through Survey Report, Exposure to Natural, Esterified Strogens at Hoffman-La Roche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey, 07110.
NIOSH 1980 Jan:15 pages
Worker exposures to estrogens were studied at Hoffman La Roche, Incorporated (SIC-2834) in Nutley, New Jersey, on August 29, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational estrogen exposure. Approximately 12 of the employees at this facility were assigned to the estrogen production operations that were surveyed. The company had a safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were furnished by a company medical department with several physicians and support staff members. Personnel records provided demographic information and department assignments. No air sampling or other industrial hygiene data was available to ascertain current exposures of personnel to estrogens or to compare past exposures to current exposures. Work practices, personal protection equipment, operating procedures, engineering controls, and housekeeping all appeared appropriate. The author concludes that this workforce should not be included in the NIOSH study because of the small number of workers involved in the manufacturing of the estrogen product and the infrequency of estrogen production.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Pharmaceuticals; Region-2; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Occupational-health-programs; Hormones; IWS-85-19;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Industrial Hygiene Section, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, 15 pages