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Technical assistance report no. TA-79-7, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.

Authors
Chrostek WJ
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, TA 79-7, 1979 Jun; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091503
Abstract
Environmental exposures to what was identified as VM-and-P-naphtha (8030306), and perchloroethylene (127184), acetic-acid (64197), and hydrogen-cyanide (74908) in the Printing Branch (SIC-2711) of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. were evaluated on January 16 and 17, 1979. The evaluation was recommended following an inspection by the Federal Safety and Health Agency. VM- and-P-naphtha, perchloroethylene mixture, and acetic-acid samples were analyzed using a gas chromatograph with a flame ionization detector. Cyanide samples were analyzed using a cellulose membrane filter connected in series with an impinger. Airborne exposure evaluations show that VM-and-P-naphtha, perchloroethylene, hydrogen cyanide, and acetic-acid concentrations (58 to 242, 18 to 67, 3, and less than 0.2 milligrams of substance per cubic meter of air sampled, respectively) were less than OSHA standards (2950, 670, 11, and 25 milligrams of substance per cubic meter of air sampled, respectively). The supplying of impervious gloves to Printing Branch employees for roll cleaning and electrostatic solution mixing and application is recommended, along with the labeling of all containers in accordance with a proposed OSHA labeling standard.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-3; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Atmospheric-sampling; Airborne-contaminants; Printing-and-publishing; TA-79-7
CAS No.
8030-30-6; 127-18-4; 64-19-7; 74-90-8
Publication Date
19790601
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-153703
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
TA-79-7
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2711
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC; OH
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