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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-310-1039, King-Smith Printing Company, Detroit, Michigan.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-310-1039, 1982 Jan; :1-8
Personal air samples were analyzed for 1,1,1-trichloroethane (71556), n-Butanol (71363), and perchloroethylene (127184), at the King Smith Printing Company (SIC-2752) on July 28, 1981. A representative of the Graphic Arts International Union, Local 289, requested the evaluation on behalf of one affected worker. 1,1,1- Trichloroethane concentrations ranged from none detected to 67 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/CuM), less than the NIOSH standard of 1910mg/CuM. n-Butanol concentrations ranged from 9.7 to 13mg/CuM , compared with the OSHA standard of 300mg/CuM. Concentrations of perchloroethylene were in the range of 22 to 30mg/CuM, below the OSHA standard of 670mg/CuM. The author concludes that a health hazard from solvents exposures did not exist at this facility. He recommends the use of gloves, reduction of perchloroethylene concentrations, and periodic environmental monitoring of the work area.
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-310-1039; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Lithographic printing; Cyrel plate making; n-butanol; perchloroethylene; 1,1,1-trichloroethane
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