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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-319-1114, Inmos Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-319-1114, 1982 May; :1-22
The chemical and physical hazards present at a semiconductor facility, in Inmos Corporation (SIC-3674), Colorado Springs, Colorado, were investigated. The survey was performed in July, September, and October of 1981 at the request of the facility's management. Breathing zone and general room air samples were collected, radio frequency measurements performed, and noise levels assessed. All values for air samples of butyl-acetate (123864), cellosolve-acetate (111159), xylene (1330207), isopropanol (67630), hydrogen-fluoride (7664393), hydrochloric-acid (7647010), hydrogen- peroxide (7722841), arsenic (7440382), sulfuric-acid (7664939), crystalline silica (14808607), nitric-acid (7697372), phosphoric- acid (7664382), and total particulates were either below detection limits or well below evaluation criteria values. Radiofrequency measurements indicated that none of the workers was receiving any exposure. Noise exposures averaged less than 80 decibels. The evaluation criteria is 85 decibels. The author concludes that a health hazard due to chemical, radiofrequency, or noise exposure did not exist at the time of the survey.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Industrial-exposures; Industrial-hazards; Electrical-industry; Radiation-measurement; Semiconductors; HETA-81-319-1114; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-8; Author Keywords: Electronic Components and Accessories/Semiconductors and Related Devices; arsenic; cellosolve acetate; crystalline silica (quartz, cristobalite, total particulate); hydrochloric acid; hydrogen fluoride; hydrogen peroxide; isopropanol; nitric acid; phosphoric acid; sulfuric acid; xylene; semiconductor plants; radiofrequency; noise
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