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Industrial Hygiene Report In-Depth Survey, Solvent Vapor Survey of Screen Printing Operations, at Larstan Processing Company, Inc., 48- 85 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth, New York, Report No. IWS-77-15.
NIOSH 1980 Nov:12 pages
Worker exposures to solvents were determined at Larstan Processing Company (SIC-2751) in Maspeth, New York, on November 13, 14, and 18, 1978. The company was part of a NIOSH study of industrial hygiene in the screen printing industry. Of 37 employees, 27 worked in the production area. Solvent concentrations in the personal areas and general shop were well below OSHA standards. Higher concentrations were found during screen cleaning than in other areas. The author concludes that workers in all areas are exposed to low concentrations of many solvents. He recommends better work habits, and a general awareness of the influential factors of safety, efficiency, and worker comfort.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-77-15; Region-2; Industrial-hygiene; Organic-solvents; Printing-industry; Workplace-studies; Work-operations; Safety-measures; Psychological-factors;
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Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Industrial Hygiene Section, NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-77-15, 12 pages
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