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Health and safety guide for the printing industry.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1975 May; :1-74
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00186633
Abstract
NIOSH health and safety guidelines for the printing industry were presented. Suggestions for reducing unsafe acts and practices in print shops were given. Specific guidelines for machine guarding, environmental control, preventing fire hazards, installing and maintaining automatic sprinkler systems, and materials handling were discussed. Frequently violated regulations were considered. These included regulations pertaining to walking and working surfaces, exits and exit markings, occupational health and environmental control, hazardous materials, personal protection equipment, general environmental control, medical and first aid, fire protection, compressed air equipment, materials handling and storage, machinery and machine guarding, hand and portable power tools, welding, cutting, and brazing, and the National Electrical Code. Recordkeeping requirements were discussed. Checklists for use when making periodic inspections of printing facilities were provided. A chart for selecting appropriate types of fire extinguishers was given. Sources for obtaining additional information on topics such as floor and wall openings, mechanical power transmission, and installing portable fire extinguishers were listed. A chart demonstrating how to lift objects safely was provided.
Keywords
Occupational-health; Industrial-safety; Printing-industry; Work-practices; Workplace-studies; Fire-prevention; Materials-handling; Occupational-hazards
Publication Date
19750501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-174037
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 75-155
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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