HHE/Toxicity Determination Report No. HHE-73-68-187, McCall Printing Company, Dayton, Ohio.
NIOSH 1975 Apr:17 pages
Environmental samples were analyzed for contaminants at McCall Printing Company (SIC-2754) Dayton, Ohio, in January 1974. The survey was requested by an authorized representative of the employees on behalf of 950 workers in the letter press room, regarding exposure to solvent vapors, dust, and smoke. A medical questionnaire was administered. The conjunctiva, nasal mucosa, throat, and skin of the hands of each worker were examined. Personal air samples were taken and analyzed for lead (7439921) and total dust mass. Samples of dense press oven smoke were collected and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Of 24 workers, 19 complained of eye irritation due to oven smoke. Reddening of the throat or conjunctiva was seen in 25 percent of those examined. Lead concentrations ranged from 0.009 to 0.049 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) air. The NIOSH standard of produced acute dust exposures of 17mg/m3 for 30 minutes. The following compounds were present in sufficient quantity to identify but not enough to be a hazard: toluene (108883), trichloroethylene (79016), and xylene (1330207). The authors conclude that no health hazard exists. Improved dust control measures are recommended.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Printing-industry; Region-5; Toxic-vapors; Employee-exposure; Biological-effects; Exposure-levels; HHE-73-68-187;
7439-92-1; 108-88-3; 79-01-6; 1330-20-7;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-73-68-187, NTIS PB-246-448, 17 pages