Results of Interesting and Unusual NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations

Tuesday, May 24 | 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Emerging Issues, Industrial Hygiene General Practice

Arranger: T. Seitz, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH. Moderator: T. Seitz, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH. Monitors: L. Chen, SUNY, Albany, NY; D. Ceballos, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

In response Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) requests, NIOSH teams conduct on-site evaluations to assess the hazards. Speakers will present the results of several unique and interesting evaluations.. Information about the assessment strategy, evaluation results, practical recommendations for controlling the identified hazards, program evaluation and follow back activities will also be discussed.

Law Enforcement Agents’ Potential Exposures During a Raid of a “Spice” Lab J. Ramsey and L. Tapp, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Heat Stress, Heat Strain, and Rhabdomyolysis Among Structural Firefighter Cadets and Instructors M. Methner and J. Eisenberg, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Occupational Exposures in an Understudied Industry: Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation J. Harney, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH; M. de Perio, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Investigation of an Unpleasant Odor at an Aircraft Seat Manufacturer K. Broadwater, M. de Perio, S. Brueck, N. Burton, A. Lemons, and B. Green, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Evaluation of Indoor Environmental Quality in a Public Elementary School Where Employees Had Undergone Inappropriate Medical Testing L. Zwack, E. Page, and G. Burr, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Evaluation of Noise Exposures at a Gray and Ductile Iron Foundry S. Brueck, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Lessons Learned from HHE Program Stakeholders R. McCleery, D. Wiegand, A. Tepper, S. Ahrenholz, and B. Jenkins, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Insight from Followback Activities—Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health at Work S. Ahrenholz, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.