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Industrial hygiene report in-depth survey, of solvent vapor survey of screen printing operations, at Hanco Art and Novelty Company, 40 West 225th St., Bronx, New York.

Authors
Vongrungsemon P
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 77-23, 1980 Nov; :1-10
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107030
Abstract
Worker exposures to solvents were determined at Hanco Art and Novelty Company (SIC-2751) in Bronx, New York, on January 30 and 31, and February 1, 1979. The company was included in a NIOSH industrial hygiene survey to characterize the screen printing industry. The work force varied between 30 and 50 employees. Solvent concentrations in all areas were below OSHA standards and NIOSH recommendations. The author concludes that all workers were exposed to low concentrations of solvents. He recommends improvements in ink and solvent storage, better work habits, and general awareness of influential factors to improve safety, efficiency, and comfort of the workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-2; Printing-presses; Industrial-hygiene; Printer's-asthma; Organic-solvents; Standards; Safety-measures; Coloring-materials
Publication Date
19801126
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-104555
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-77-23
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2751
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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