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Technical assistance report no. TA-77-2, Artanis, Inc, New York, New York.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 77-2, 1977 Apr; :1-10
Exposures to polychlorinated-biphenyls (1336363) (PCB) and solvents were surveyed at Artanis Offset, Inc. (SIC-2731) in New York, New York on December 1 and 2, 1976. The evaluation was requested by the company owner on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. Samples were below OSHA standards of 50 parts per million (ppm) for cyclohexane (110827), 500ppm for petroleum naphthas, and 10ppm for benzene (71432). No PCBs were detected in the ink used by the printer, and atmospheric PCB concentrations were 0.1 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m), well below the OSHA standards of 1.0 and evaluation criteria. Spray powder used in the facility contained 1 percent fibrous asbestos (1332214). About 10 percent of the powder contained minerals similar to asbestos. The author recommends that a local ventilation system be used on the offset printer to minimize the release of dust, or that a substitute powder without asbestos be used.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-2; Region-2; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Polychlorinated-biphenyls; Health-surveys; Printing-industry; Air-sampling; Industrial-hygiene
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