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HHE Search Results

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.


Year Published and Title

(2000) Horry County Assessor's Office, Conway, South Carolina. (Click to open report)
In December 1999, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received health hazard evaluation (HHE) requests from employees working in a Horry County Administrative Building, Conway, South Carolina. These workers described a prior incident in 1999, which involved carbon monoxide (CO) exposures, as well as ongoing concerns with mold in the building. The employees believed that their symptoms, which included headache, sinus problems, and upper respiratory problems, were wor... (Click to show more)

(2000) Immigration and Naturalization Service, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Click to open report)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from an authorized representative of employees at the Salt Lake City, Utah, office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) concerning communication problems in the work area. The office configuration made the information officers raise their voices to be heard and understood by the public. One INS employee had been seen by a physician and told that the office conditions led to this person's voice los... (Click to show more)

(1999) Dollar General Store, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. (Click to open report)
In response to a confidential employee request, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigator conducted a site visit at the Dollar General Store in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, on September 23-24, 1998. The request was submitted after referral from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Occupational Health and Safety. The request asked NIOSH to determine if health problems experienced by some store employees were related to their work environment. Specific health com... (Click to show more)

(1999) Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, Georgia. (Click to open report)
On February 1, 1999, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a management request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The request asked NIOSH to determine if workplace exposures are related to health problems reportedly experienced by some GMC employees working in the In Patient Surgery (IPS) and Day Surgery (DS) departments at this hospital. Health problems described in the request included derma... (Click to show more)

(1999) Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, Georgia. (Click to open report)
In September 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a health hazard evaluation (HEE) request from Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems (LMAS) in Marietta, Georgia. The joint management and employee request concerned potential office employee exposures to diisocyanate-containing paints, primers, solvents, and cured and uncured composite materials used during the manufacturing of the F-22 fighter jet. The request stated that office workers in Area K of Bui... (Click to show more)

(1999) Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Durham, North Carolina. (Click to open report)
In November 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a management request from the Steven Brouillard Construction Company (SBCC) for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the Ronald McDonald House (RMDH) in Durham, North Carolina. The HHE requesters expressed concern over employees' reports of adverse health effects (diarrhea, stomach cramps, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, and fatigue), which the SBCC employees attributed to exposures to fungi and their toxi... (Click to show more)

(1999) Social Security Administration, Batavia, Ohio. (Click to open report)
In April 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a management request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the Social Security Administration (SSA) facility in Batavia, Ohio. The request asked NIOSH to evaluate indoor environmental conditions including ventilation and possible exposure to microbial contaminants due to frequent flooding of the building. Employees were reporting a high incidence of allergies, colds, and respiratory infections. An initial... (Click to show more)

(1999) University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. (Click to open report)
On May 28, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Local 12 for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). The requesters asked NIOSH to investigate indoor environmental quality (IEQ), air-handling, temperature, and humidity problems in the decontamination suite of the central sterilization service in the John W. Colloto... (Click to show more)

(1998) J. L. Long Middle School, Dallas, Texas. (Click to open report)
In May of 1994, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a formal request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the J.L. Long Middle School in Dallas, Texas. The request was from the director of health services for the Dallas Independent School District. Employees of the school reported a variety of building-related health complaints, including an elevated prevalence of physician-diagnosed asthma. On May 15, 1994, NIOSH investigators completed a site walk -thr... (Click to show more)

(1998) Northwest Airlines, Wayne County Airport. (Click to open report)
On February 21, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from Northwest Airlines (NWA) customer service agents (CSAs) to investigate ongoing health complaints among NWA employees at Wayne County Airport in Detroit, Michigan. Employees expressed concern that certain symptoms such as difficulty breathing, headache, fatigue, nausea, and miscarriages may be related to the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) at the airport. The requesters identified se... (Click to show more)


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