HHE Report, No. HETA-82-266-1218, Oxy Petroleum, Inc., Denver, Colorado.
NIOSH 1982 Nov:6 pages
Worker exposures to substances in water based colored inks were investigated on July 16, 1982 at Oxy Petroleum Inc., (SIC-2751) in Denver, Colorado. The evaluation was requested by the company management on behalf of four exposed employees. Breathing zone and general area air samples were collected, and the four employees completed a skin and respiratory irritation symptom questionnaire. Concentrations of lead (7439921) and chromium (7440473) were below detectable limits. Total particulate concentrations ranged from 0.5 to 1.1 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3), well below the OSHA standard of 15mg/m3 (NIOSH standard not given). None of the workers reported adverse symptoms. The author concludes that no health hazard exists. He recommends installation of a local system with paper and fibrous glass filters in the work area.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Dyes; Air-sampling; Exhaust-ventilation; Industrial-hygiene; Region-8; HETA-82-266-1218; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 pages, 3 references