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HHE determination report no. HHE-79-18-627, Standard Folding Cartons, Inc., Jackson Heights, New York.

Authors
Fannick-N
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 79-18-627, 1979 Nov; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
00092416
Abstract
A literature review, environmental sampling, and a laboratory analysis were conducted, and employees were interviewed to determine exposure to chemical compounds at the bacon carton assembly line of Standard Folding Cartons, Inc., (SIC-2651) in Jackson Heights, New York. An unspecified number of employees had requested an evaluation on their own behalf. Based on the manufacturer's information and melted bulk sample analysis, the components of a hot wax used in processing were identified as paraffin-wax (8002742), butylated-hydroxytoluene (128370) (BHT), and a small amount of turpentine related solvents. Air samples revealed no trace of these components, or any organic chemical except trichloroethylene (79016) which was measured at 1.0 to 1.6 parts per million (ppm). The OSHA standard for this substance is 100ppm for an 8 hour time weighted average. The authors conclude that under these conditions, no hazard existed, and no recommendations were considered necessary.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-18-627; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Paperboard-containers-and-boxes; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Industrial-factory-workers; Air-sampling; Chemical-exposure; Physiological-response; Author Keywords: bacon carton assemby; trichloroethylene; hot wax
CAS No.
8002-74-2; 128-37-0; 79-01-6
Publication Date
19791101
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-195241
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HHE-79-18-627
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2651
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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