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72 HHE reports were found based on your search terms. Reports are listed in order of year published with the most recently published reports listed first.

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(2010) Exposure to tuberculosis among immigration employees, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention and Removal Operations, Chicago, Illinois and Broadview, Illinois. (Click to open report)
In January 2009, NIOSH received an HHE request from the American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2718. The request concerned the potential for transmission of TB at the U.S. ICE BSSA facility in Broadview, Illinois. While no known cases of active TB had occurred among employees, the incidence of latent TB infection among employees was unknown. NIOSH investigators made an initial site visit to BSSA on April 8-9, 2009. We walked through the facility and observed work processes, practices... (Click to show more)

(2009) Cancer among occupants of two office buildings, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio. (Click to open report)
On October 11, 2007, NIOSH received a request for an HHE from the management of the NASA GRC in Cleveland, Ohio, regarding ongoing employee and union concerns about a possible higher rate of cancer among current and former employees of Buildings 500 and 501. This was the second HHE request NIOSH had received regarding this issue. The first request, received in 2004, was also submitted by management. In response to the first request, NIOSH investigators identified no hazardous exposures and close... (Click to show more)

(2009) Cancer, indoor environmental quality, and potential chemical hazards at a police department, Cincinnati Police Department, Criminal Investigation Section, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Click to open report)
On November 18, 20, and 21, 2008, we conducted an HHE at the CPD, CIS. The HHE request, submitted by CPD management, concerned a possible cancer excess among former and current CIS employees. Other concerns listed in the request were IEQ, adequacy of the ventilation systems, chemical exposures encountered during criminal investigation procedures, and effectiveness of the engineering controls at minimizing chemical exposures in the crime lab. We obtained medical and employment information on curr... (Click to show more)

(2009) Health concerns at a printed circuit board manufacturing plant, Sanmina-SCI® Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama. (Click to open report)
NIOSH received a confidential employee request for an HHE at Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Sanmina-SCI) located in Huntsville, Alabama. Employees were concerned about exposure to solder paste and fumes during the fabrication, assembly, and testing of printed circuit boards, and noise. Other exposure concerns included copy machine toner, asbestos, mold, and dust. Health effects mentioned in the HHE request included cough, burning eyes, nosebleeds, loss of voice, headache, sinus infection, bronchitis, ... (Click to show more)

(2008) Histoplasmosis concerns at a United States Post Office, Apple Valley, California. (Click to open report)
On April 17, 2007, NIOSH received a request from NALC for an HHE on behalf of workers at the USPS in Apple Valley, California. NALC representatives filed the HHE request because workers at the post office were potentially exposed to pigeon droppings from pigeons roosting on the roof and in the building's HVAC units. Some workers reported experiencing dizziness, breathing difficulties, cough, and weakness, and were concerned that these symptoms resulted from exposure to H. capsulatum, a fungus th... (Click to show more)

(2007) Communications, Budd Lake, New Jersey. (Click to open report)
On March 25, 2005, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a confidential request from employees at L-3 Communications in Budd Lake, New Jersey. A few employees at the facility had experienced a sudden loss of hearing in one of their ears in close time proximity to each other. They were concerned that an occupational exposure may have caused their symptoms, particularly a water mister system that was used for humidity control in the assembly areas. An evalua... (Click to show more)

(2007) Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. (Click to open report)
On March 24, 2003, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) to conduct a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) in Brooklyn, New York. The survey was conducted July 30 -August 1, 2003. Air monitoring was conducted in the endoscopy unit for glutaraldehyde and indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and ventilation measurements were taken in the operating room, intensive care unit... (Click to show more)

(2007) Nuisance odors from a neighboring printing facility-air quality evaluation at a label distributing company, Schreiner Label Tech, Southfield, Michigan. (Click to open report)
In August 2006, NIOSH received a management request from Schreiner Label Tech (Schreiner) for an HHE at their facility in Southfield, Michigan. Employees at the Schreiner facility were reporting watery eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing, and headaches that they believed were the result of exposure to chemicals from the printing company next door. The Schreiner facility consists of several offices and a small warehouse from which labels and self-adhesive products are distributed. It occu... (Click to show more)

(2006) Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville, North Carolina. (Click to open report)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a confidential request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) from employees of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa (Spa), Asheville, North Carolina. The request stated that workers were experiencing chronic bronchitis and pneumonia, headaches, hoarseness, cough, sore throats, burning/watery eyes and nose, dizziness, nosebleeds, shortness of breath, nausea, inability to concentrate, sneezing, excess fatigue, fever, chills, mu... (Click to show more)

(2006) International Marine Terminal, Portland, Maine. (Click to open report)
On February 14, 2005, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a management request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the offices of Scotia Prince Cruises (SPC) in the International Marine Terminal (IMT) in Portland, Maine. Employees of Scotia Prince Cruises were concerned their respiratory and neurologic symptoms might be related to mold exposure in the IMT building. An indoor environmental quality (IEQ) evaluation by a SPC consultant during the summer of... (Click to show more)

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