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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-82-266-1218, Oxy Petroleum, Inc., Denver, Colorado.
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 82-266-1218, 1982 Nov; :1-6
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.
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