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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-97-0224-2740, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

Authors
Morley-JC; Ting-S; Esswein-EJ
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 97-0224-2740, 1999 Jun; :1-22
NIOSHTIC No.
20000520
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Region-2; Hazard-Confirmed; Air-quality; Occupational-hygiene; Heat-stress; Mold; Fungi; Ventilation; Latex; Decontamination-units; Hospitals; Indoor-environmental-quality; Author Keywords: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals; hospitals; medical centers; central sterilization; decontamination units; subtillisins; latex; glutaraldehyde; mold; fungi; ventilation; occupational health; heat stress
CAS No.
106-97-8; 64-17-5; 75-05-8; 67-64-1; 67-63-0; 111-76-2; 111-30-8
Publication Date
19990301
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2000-100204
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-97-0224-2740
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8062
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; IA
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