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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Germanium Power Devices Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts.
NIOSH 1981 Jun:18 pages
A survey was conducted at the Germanium Power Devices Corporation (SIC-3674) in Andover, Massachusetts to identify and estimate potential worker exposure to hazardous agents in the semiconductor manufacturing process, specifically germanium transistor fabrication. Six part time and 85 full time workers were employed over two shifts. The facility did not employ an industrial hygienist, industrial nurse, or physician, but at least one employee on each shift was trained in first aid. Neither preemployment nor periodic medical examinations were provided for the workers. The facility offered first aid and safety training to employees and had a functioning safety committee. The company management knew of no medical abnormality in the workers that could be attributed to occupational exposure. Eye strain was the most commonly reported complaint. The author concludes that no serious deficiencies in the facility's safety and health program were noted at the time of the study, but recommends that a routine maintenance program for the general and local ventilation system be developed and implemented.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-1; Electrical-equipment; Health-surveys; Industrial-health-programs; Occupational-medicine; IWS-113-12;
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Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 18 pages
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division