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HHE report no. HHE-80-136-1291, Nabisco Brands, Inc., Beacon, New York.

Authors
Fannick-N; Slovan-D
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, HHE 80-136-1291, 1983 Apr; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00134191
Abstract
Respiratory problems from ink oil mist in the printing department of Nabisco Brands, Incorporated, (SIC-2572) Beacon, New York were investigated in May 1980, February, 1981, and August, 1982. The confidential request was made on behalf of 17 employees over a 3 to 4 hour period at a collection rate of 2 liters per minute. Filters were treated with chloroform to extract oil collected and analyzed by fluorescence spectrophotometry. General medical conditions with respect to respiratory or dermatological problems were ascertained. Exposure to the pressmen to oil mist concentrations ranged from 0.8 to 3.5 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3). All of the personal samples were lower than the OSHA permissible exposure limit of 5mg/m3. Interviews with 9 of 17 printing department employees did not suggest any significant respiratory problems. Some skin problems were reported but were considered consistent with an occupational origin such as defatting of skin from solvents and contact dermatitis. The authors conclude that no health hazard from exposure to oil mist was observed at the time of the survey. They recommend that the employer investigate the permeability of its protective gloves to solvents to determine if a more effective barrier is available to minimize dermatitis.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-2; Respiratory-system-disorders; Dermatology; Skin-exposure; Industrial-exposures; HHE-80-136-1291; Author Keywords: Printing; oil mist; dermatitis; ink
Publication Date
19830401
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-210491
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-80-136-1291
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2572
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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