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Accident: 170383079 - Employee Not Wearing Ppe Ill After Exposure To Eto

Accident: 170383079 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/07/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12026845309/27/19958062Ucsd Medical Center
The UCSD Medical Center's Central Services department is responsible for sterilization of medical instruments and equipment. At approximately 1:40 p.m. on September 7, 1995, Employee #1 was changing a tank of Oxyfume 2002 sterilant mixture located in the department's mechanical room. He was not wearing any personal protective equipment for his hands or face. Employee #1's right hand was sprayed with the ethylene oxide solution and he also inhaled some of the gas mixture. When tested, the approximate exposure levels were greater than or equal to 5 ppm.
Keywords: ppe, ethylene oxide, work rules, inhalation, overexposure, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120268453 Non Hospitalized injury Other Stationary engineers

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