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Industrywide Studies Report: A Walk-Through Survey of Becton Dickinson Labware, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Oxnard, California.


PB86113313

Publication Date 1984
Personal Author Morawetz, J. S.; Stayner, L.
Page Count 22
Abstract A walkthrough survey was conducted at Becton Dickinson Labware, Becton, Dickinson, and Company (SIC-3079) in Oxnard, California in August, 1984. The purpose of the survey was to determine the feasibility of including the facility in a mortality/industrial hygiene study of ethylene-oxide (75218) being conducted by NIOSH. The company manufactured plastic disposable lab ware. Ethylene-oxide was used to sterilize the products from 1969 to 1980, after which it was phased out and the use of gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source for sterilization was phased in. The authors conclude that the facility meets the eligibility requirements for inclusion in the NIOSH study: having at least 400 person/years of exposure, adequate personnel records, and no serious confounding exposure to a known leukemogen. It should be included in the study. Since ethylene-oxide is no longer used, an industrial hygiene survey of the facility is not planned.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Plastics industry
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Chemical analysis
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC 3079
  • CAS 75-21-8
  • Cancer
  • Oxnard(California)
Source Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198603
Industrywide Studies Report: A Walk-Through Survey of Becton Dickinson Labware, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Oxnard, California.
Industrywide Studies Report: A Walk-Through Survey of Becton Dickinson Labware, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Oxnard, California.
PB86113313

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Plastics industry
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Chemical analysis
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC 3079
  • CAS 75-21-8
  • Cancer
  • Oxnard(California)
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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