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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-78-75-508, Cal West Periodicals, Oakland, California.

Authors
Okawa-MT
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 78-75-508, 1978 Jul; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
00099477
Abstract
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on April 20 and 27, 1978 to investigate the possible toxic effects of a coding tape used at the Cal West Periodicals Company (SIC-5199) in Oakland California. The investigation was requested by an authorized representative of employees of Local 29 of the Office and Professional Employees Union. Alkane concentrations in general area and breathing zone samples ranged from 3.0 to 3.8 milligrams per cubic meter. Medical evaluations revealed no symptoms related to exposure to the tape. The author concludes that the exposures of employees to the coding tape is not toxic. Management should monitor employee complaints of symptoms related to the use of the coding tape.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-75-508; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Nondurable-goods; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-9; Toxic-substances; Work-environment; Allergic-reactions; Humans; Unions; Author Keywords: Perforated Tape; Talk Tape; Code Punching Machines; Impregnating Oil; Petroleum Compound; Alkanes
Publication Date
19780701
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143935
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HHE-78-75-508
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
5199
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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