Health hazard evaluation report HETA 97-0224-2740, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.
Morley-JC; Ting-S; Esswein-EJ
NIOSH, 1999 Jun; :1-22
On May 28, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Local 12 for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). The requesters asked NIOSH to investigate indoor environmental quality (IEQ), air-handling, temperature, and humidity problems in the decontamination suite of the central sterilization service in the John W. Colloton Pavilion. Health effects reported by employees included bronchitis, upper respiratory problems, and sinus problems. On December 10-19, 1997, two NIOSH industrial hygienists and a NIOSH physician conducted a site visit to investigate the concerns expressed in the request.
Region-2; Hazard-Confirmed; Air-quality; Occupational-hygiene; Heat-stress; Mold; Fungi; Ventilation; Latex; Decontamination-units; Hospitals; Indoor-environmental-quality
106-97-8; 64-17-5; 75-05-8; 67-64-1; 67-63-0; 111-76-2; 111-30-8
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health