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Industrywide studies report: a walk-through survey of Bristol-Myers Company, Industrial Division, Syracuse, New York.
Stayner L; Morawetz J
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 67-42, 1986 Dec; :1-28
A walk through survey was conducted at the Bristol-Myers Company (SIC-2834) located in Syracuse, New York to investigate the feasibility of including this facility in the NIOSH mortality study of ethylene-oxide (75218) (EtO) hazards in the workplace. At this facility pharmaceuticals were manufactured along with emergency medical kits. The manufacture of the emergency medical kits was discontinued in 1985. The equipment and garments used in the production process and emergency medical kits manufacture were sterilized with EtO. Departments covered in this survey included the Biological Emergency Medical System, the Microbiological Control Department, the Pharmaceutical Bulk Department, the Product Development Department, the Sterile Filling Department, the Molloy Road Warehouse, the Fermentation Development Laboratory, and the Plant Process Analysis Laboratory. This facility failed to meet the requirements for inclusion in the larger study. This failure was based on the presence of potential leukemogens such as benzene and antineoplastic compounds in several departments and the inadequacy of the personnel records to identify workers potentially exposed to EtO in the other departments.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-2; Pharmaceutical-industry; Fumigants; Oxides
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