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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-311-1139, Reporter Printing Company, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

Authors
Daniels-WJ
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-311-1139, 1982 Jul; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
00127772
Abstract
Potential adverse health effects resulting from chemical exposures in the pressroom of the Reporter Printing Company (SIC-2711), Fond du Lac, Wisconsin were investigated. The study was requested by the Neenah-Menasha Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 298, and was performed in June and September of 1981. Personal and area air samples were collected and medical questionnaires were administered. At the time of the survey the company employed about 100 workers, 5 of whom were pressmen involved in the operation of the offset printing press. Short term concentrations for acetic- acid (64197) in personal samples were 0.085 parts per million (ppm) and 0.68ppm. The 8 hour time weighted average (TWA) concentrations were 0.12 and 0.04ppm compared to an OSHA TWA of 10ppm. Short term concentrations for cyclohexanone (108941) in personal samples were 1.10 and 0.89ppm. The 8 hour TWA concentrations were 0.15 and aromatic hydrocarbons in the black printing ink and no benzene in the solvent mixture. Medical interviews did not identify any health problems associated with workplace exposures. The author concludes that no hazard to pressroom employees existed due to chemical exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Solvents; Polynuclear-aromatic-hydrocarbons; Printing-industry; Printing-presses; Medical-surveys; Region-5; HETA-81-311-1139; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: photographic plate processing; printing; pressmen; PNAs
CAS No.
64-19-7; 108-94-1
Publication Date
19820701
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-140854
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-81-311-1139
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2711
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WI; OH
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