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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of Dionics, Inc., Westbury, New York.
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 113-18, 1981 Jun; :1-17
A walk through industrial survey was conducted at Dionics, Inc. (SIC-3674) in Westbury, New York on March 6, 1981 to identify worker exposure to hazardous agents in the electronic semiconductor for manufacturing process. About 70 workers were employed at the facility, which had neither an industrial hygienist nor an on call physician. Employees were trained in safe handling of the chemicals and were encouraged to use personal protective equipment. The author reports a low exposure to chemicals, a high background noise levels due to ventilation blowers, and eyestrain due to improper focusing of microscopes and recommends better communication between this industry and safety groups, provision of spill control kits in the chemical storage/water chemical disposal area and that OSHA develop standards for this industry pertaining to ventilation control and chemical handling.
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