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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-88-287-1942, Saint Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-B; Daniels-W
Source
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 88-287-1942, 1988 Dec; :1-20
NIOSHTIC No.
00186191
Abstract
In response to a request from Saint Mary-Corwin Hospital (SIC-8062) Pueblo, Colorado, an evaluation was made of possible hazardous working conditions. Concern centered around waste anesthetic gases and vapors in the main operating rooms, exposure to ethylene-oxide (75218) (EtO) from a gas sterilizer, and exposure to solvents used in the laboratory. Personal breathing zone samples were analyzed for nitrous-oxide (10024972) (N2O), halogenated anesthetic agents, xylene (1330207), EtO, acetone (67641), and benzene (71432). The authors conclude that there were no exposures above the environmental criteria during this survey. The authors recommend specific measures including control procedures, work practices and work procedures which would reduce employee exposures in the operation rooms.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-88-287-1942; Region-8; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Health-care-personnel; Anesthetics; Laboratory-workers; Organic-solvents;
CAS No.
75-21-8; 10024-97-2; 1330-20-7; 67-64-1; 71-43-2
Publication Date
19881201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-186696
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-88-287-1942
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8062
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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