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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-77-70-515, Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Taft RM; Elesh E
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 77-70-515, 1978 Aug; :1-14
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted from January 25 to 27, 1978, to evaluate airborne emissions from the dyeing of polyester fabric in the Screen Print Preparation Department of the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company (SIC-2262) in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The evaluation was requested by the nine potentially exposed employees. Analysis of environmental samples indicated that all chemical concentrations were below recommended environmental criteria. Medical surveys indicated prior exposure to an irritant substance. The authors conclude that a health hazard did not exist during the period of the evaluation. They recommend that exposure to benzene (71432) be kept as low as possible and that this chemical be replaced with less toxic substitutes whenever feasible, that an educational program be developed to inform employees of the hazards associated with their work, and that workers on the mixing platform be provided with protective clothing and an accessible emergency eye bath.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-70-515; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Coloring-materials; Industrial-chemicals; Dyeing; Polyesters; Textile-fibers; Organic-solvents; Education; Protective-clothing; Humans; Author Keywords: Dyeing of Polyester Fabric; Volatile Organic Compounds; Headache
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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