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HHE determination report no. HHE-79-18-627, Standard Folding Cartons, Inc., Jackson Heights, New York.
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 79-18-627, 1979 Nov; :1-5
A literature review, environmental sampling, and a laboratory analysis were conducted, and employees were interviewed to determine exposure to chemical compounds at the bacon carton assembly line of Standard Folding Cartons, Inc., (SIC-2651) in Jackson Heights, New York. An unspecified number of employees had requested an evaluation on their own behalf. Based on the manufacturer's information and melted bulk sample analysis, the components of a hot wax used in processing were identified as paraffin-wax (8002742), butylated-hydroxytoluene (128370) (BHT), and a small amount of turpentine related solvents. Air samples revealed no trace of these components, or any organic chemical except trichloroethylene (79016) which was measured at 1.0 to 1.6 parts per million (ppm). The OSHA standard for this substance is 100ppm for an 8 hour time weighted average. The authors conclude that under these conditions, no hazard existed, and no recommendations were considered necessary.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-18-627; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Paperboard-containers-and-boxes; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Industrial-factory-workers; Air-sampling; Chemical-exposure; Physiological-response; Author Keywords: bacon carton assemby; trichloroethylene; hot wax
8002-74-2; 128-37-0; 79-01-6
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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