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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-83-006-1379, Artworkspace, New York, New York.
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 83-006-1379, 1983 Oct; :1-11
A health hazard survey of Artworkspace (SIC-8999), New York, New York, was conducted in October, 1982, and January and February, 1983. The evaluation was requested by a representative of the artists because of concern over potential hazards from art supplies in use. Advice on the proper means of disposal of any hazardous materials was also requested. Area sampling was done for linalyl- acetate (115957), a major oil paint ingredient. Some of the artists complained about the odor of the paint. Twelve persons were interviewed. Linalyl-acetate samples were not analyzed since the artist using it had left the establishment. A slight dermatitis was attributed to dryness. The authors conclude that exposure to excessive concentrations of hazardous materials is not likely. Recommendations include the use of protective creams and gloves, proper storage of volatile solvents, and maintaining ready access to the rear fire door.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Ceramic-industry; Textiles-industry; Metalworking-industry; Printing-industry; Dermatitis; Dust-control-equipment; Protective-equipment; HETA-83-006-1379; Author Keywords: Artists Studios; respirators; dermatitis; dust; personal protective equipment
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