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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0300-2723, Dollar General Store, Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
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 98-0300-2723, 1999 Feb; :1-25
In response to a confidential employee request, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigator conducted a site visit at the Dollar General Store in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, on September 23-24, 1998. The request was submitted after referral from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Occupational Health and Safety. The request asked NIOSH to determine if health problems experienced by some store employees were related to their work environment. Specific health complaints listed on the request included headache, nausea, dizziness, itching eyes, runny nose, shortness of breath, and diarrhea.
Health-hazard-evaluation; HETA; Odors; Nausea; Ventilation; Indoor-air-pollution; Indoor-environmental-quality; Author Keywords: SIC 5331 Variety Stores; Indoor Air Quality; IAQ; IEQ; vomit-like odor; dirty sock syndrome; ceiling tile; ventilation; nausea
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