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Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA 77-33, St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.


PB278795

Publication Date 1977
Personal Author Hervin, R. L.
Page Count 24
Abstract A Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance survey was conducted by NIOSH on April 21 and 26, 1977, at the cytology, hormone, and histology laboratories of the St. Luke Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. The survey was prompted by a request from the management regarding the exposure of the approximately 20 'affected' employees to xylene, diethyl ether, and other vapors. Environmental sampling, employee interviews, and available toxicity information revealed that employee exposure to benzene, ethyl alcohol, isopropanol, xylene, diethyl ether, and acetone did not pose a health hazard, while exposure to chloroform in the hormone laboratory, and formaldehyde in the histology laboratory did pose a health hazard at the time of the survey. Recommendations are made to reduce employee exposure to minimum.
Keywords
  • Organic solvents
  • Vapors
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Halohydrocarbons
  • Chloromethanes
  • Laboratories
  • Toxicity
  • Criteria
  • Inspection
  • Standards
  • Recommendations
  • Missouri
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Exposure
  • Environmental surveys
  • Air pollution
  • Benzene
  • Ethanol
  • Propanol
  • Xylenes
  • Acetone
  • Ether ethyl
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Kansas City(Missouri)
  • Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City
  • Maximum permissible exposure level
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Threshold limit values
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio. Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 197814
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA 77-33, St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA 77-33, St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
PB278795

  • Organic solvents
  • Vapors
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Halohydrocarbons
  • Chloromethanes
  • Laboratories
  • Toxicity
  • Criteria
  • Inspection
  • Standards
  • Recommendations
  • Missouri
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Exposure
  • Environmental surveys
  • Air pollution
  • Benzene
  • Ethanol
  • Propanol
  • Xylenes
  • Acetone
  • Ether ethyl
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Kansas City(Missouri)
  • Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City
  • Maximum permissible exposure level
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Threshold limit values
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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