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Industrywide Studies Report of Walk-Through Survey of Davis and Geck, (American Cyanamid), Danbury, Connecticut.


PB86113503

Publication Date 1985
Personal Author Ringenburg, V.; Steenland, K.; Greife, A.
Page Count 33
Abstract A walkthrough survey was conducted at Davis and Geck, American Cyanamid Company (SIC-3842), Danbury, Connecticut in December, 1982. The purpose of the survey was to determine the feasibility of including the facility in a NIOSH mortality/industrial hygiene study of ethylene-oxide (75218). Industrial hygiene monitoring and personnel records were reviewed. The facility manufactured surgical sutures, hand scrub sponges, skin staplers, serum sample tubes, and burn dressings. Some of the sutures were sterilized with ethylene-oxide. The other products were sterilized with cobalt-60 gamma radiation by an outside contractor. The authors conclude that the facility meets all the eligibility criteria for the survey (having at least 400 person/years of exposure, adequate personnel records, and no serious confounding exposure to a known leukemogens) and shouldbe included in the survey. Recommendations include continuing industrial hygiene ethylene-oxide monitoring and conducting ventilation system investigations.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Medical supplies
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Epidemiology
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC 3842
  • CAS 75-21-8
Source Agency
  • 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
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198603
Industrywide Studies Report of Walk-Through Survey of Davis and Geck, (American Cyanamid), Danbury, Connecticut.
Industrywide Studies Report of Walk-Through Survey of Davis and Geck, (American Cyanamid), Danbury, Connecticut.
PB86113503

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Medical supplies
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Epidemiology
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC 3842
  • CAS 75-21-8
  • 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
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
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