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Technical assistance report no. TA-77-73, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Singal M
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 77-73, 1978 Apr; :1-12
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123600
Abstract
Cases of recurring dermatitis were investigated in one duplicating facility (SIC-7332) at Pennsylvania State University in Pennsylvania, on November 1, 1977. The investigation was requested by the Manager of Safety, Department of University Safety, Pennsylvania State College, after several outbreaks of skin disorders among three duplicating room workers and visitors had occurred. A walk through inspection was carried out, previous findings reviewed, affected subjects interviewed, dermatologists consulted, and various etiologies considered, including insect bites, particulate matter, ectoparasites, microbiol agents, allergic phenomena, chemical dermatitis, prickly heat, and psychological factors. The author concludes that while definite cause for the outbreaks could not be ascertained, the most likely causes suggest a particulate, allergic, or psychological origin. He recommends environmental sampling, transfer of affected workers dermatological examinations, and other tests to identify the source of the problem.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-73; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Case-studies; Skin-disorders; Health-surveys; Dermatology
Publication Date
19780401
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-138156
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-77-73
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7332
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division