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Industrywide Studies Report: A Walk-Through Survey of American Sterilizer Company, Erie, Pennsylvania.


PB86117637

Publication Date 1985
Personal Author Greife, A.; Steenland, K.; Ringenburg, V.
Page Count 24
Abstract A walk through survey was conducted at American Sterilizer Company (SIC-3842), Erie, Pennsylvania in May, 1984. The purpose of the study was to determine the feasibility of including the facility in a NIOSH industrywide mortality/industrial hygiene study of ethylene-oxide (75218) exposure. The company produced sterilizers for hospitals and used ethylene-oxide to test the sterilizers for air leaks and gauge function from 1956 to 1982. The authors conclude that the facility meets most eligibility requirements for the NIOSH survey: having at least 400 person years of exposure, adequate personnel records, and no serious confounding exposure, to a known leukemogen. The facility should be tentatively included in the NIOSH study.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Sterilizers
  • Medical equipment
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Ethylene oxide
  • 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
  • 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 198604
Industrywide Studies Report: A Walk-Through Survey of American Sterilizer Company, Erie, Pennsylvania.
Industrywide Studies Report: A Walk-Through Survey of American Sterilizer Company, Erie, Pennsylvania.
PB86117637

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Sterilizers
  • Medical equipment
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Ethylene oxide
  • 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
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
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