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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-78-130-634, Ivy Hill Communications, Inc. Community Drive, Great Neck, Long Island, New York.

Authors
Mosely C
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 78-130-634, 1979 Nov; :1-17
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NIOSHTIC No.
00092411
Abstract
Personal and area air sampling for airborne contaminants, bulk sample analysis by gas chromatography, and personal interviews with selected employees were conducted at the Ivy Hill Communications, Inc. printing facility in Great Neck, New York on August 16 and 17, 1979. The evaluation request came from a representative of the Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Local Number 1, who expressed concern over the health effects to approximately 50 employees of a new ultraviolet cured coating material. Sampling indicated that employees were not exposed to concentrations exceeding OSHA standards for isopropyl alcohol (67630), ozone (10028156), and ammonia (7664417), on the days surveyed. Several employees reported adverse dermal effects after contact with an ultraviolet cured chemical but subsequent modification of handling and engineering control reduced this hazard. Although excessive exposure to aromatic and nonaromatic solvents could not be evaluated objectively, the investigators concluded that two workers were exposed to excessive amounts of airborne solvents. The high aromatic content of some solvents may pose long term health effects, and NIOSH recommends that employee exposure be minimized through engineering control and work practice modification.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-130-634; Region-2; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Commercial-printing; Hazards-Confirmed; Unions; Coating-materials; Atmospheric-monitoring; Chemical-exposure; Toxic-substances; Physiological-effects; Skin-irritants; Protective-clothing; Control-measures
CAS No.
67-63-0; 10028-15-6; 7664-41-7
Publication Date
19791101
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-193790
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-130-634
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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