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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey. report of General Electric Owensboro, Kentucky.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 113-23, 1981 Jun; :1-19
A walk through survey of worker exposure to potentially hazardous agents in the General Electric Facility in Owensboro, Kentucky is reviewed. The structure and products of the facility are described. The receiving tube manufacturing process is summarized. The work force numbers, shifts, and mean age is reviewed. The medical, health and safety programs, the work policy, the recordkeeping system and the worker compensation programs are discussed. The industrial hygiene practices involving ventilation, solvent storage, equipment maintenance and housekeeping are reviewed. The authors conclude that there is a very small amount of chemical exposure based on company medical surveillance data and that the ventilating systems present in the facility provide adequate worker protection.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Health-surveys; Occupational-medicine; Control-methods; Worker-health; Health-protection
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
KY; OH; NC
Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
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