Medical surveillance for ethylene oxide exposure: practices and clinical findings in Massachusetts hospitals.

@article{LaMontagne1996MedicalSF,
  title={Medical surveillance for ethylene oxide exposure: practices and clinical findings in Massachusetts hospitals.},
  author={Anthony D LaMontagne and Thomas W. Mangione and David C. Christiani and Karl T. Kelsey},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={144-54}
}
The medical surveillance requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) ethylene oxide (EtO) standard became effective in 1985. However, little is known about the nature of the response of EtO users to this regulatory requirement. In an effort to begin to understand this, we conducted a survey of EtO health and safety in Massachusetts hospitals (n = 92). We determined the cumulative incidence of provision of EtO medical surveillance, the characteristics of the… CONTINUE READING