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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-23-530, The New York Times Co., Inc., Carlstadt, New Jersey.
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 78-23-530, 1978 Sep; :1-6
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on October 20 and 31, 1977, to evaluate worker exposures to organic solvents at The New York Times Company, Incorporated printing facility (SIC-2711) in Carlstadt, New Jersey. The evaluation was requested by a company representative for an unspecified number of employees. Aliphatic concentrations ranged from 4 to 815 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) aromatics from 16 to 1205mg/m3 and naphthalene (91203) from standards. The author concludes that workers are not exposed to excessive solvent concentrations. He recommends that approved organic vapor respirators and portable exhaust ventilation be used during clean up operations, heaters be added to the ventilation system for use during cold weather, the supplier of one of the solvents be informed that the product contains naphthalene, and that a buddy system be established to insure prompt removal from exposure of any worker who might be incapacitated while cleaning inside the presses.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-23-530; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Organic-solvents; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Carcinogenesis; Air-contamination; Industrial-equipment; Vapors; Inhalation; Respiratory-system-disorders; Toxic-effects; Air-flow; Author Keywords: organic solvents; volatile organic compounds; newspaper press
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