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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of American-National Can Company, Philadelphia Plant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Krishnan ER; Goodman RJ; McCammon CS
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 157-25, 1987 Aug; :1-14
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NIOSHTIC No.
00173106
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted at the American-National Can Company (SIC-3411, SIC-2851, SIC-2893) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to determine the potential for exposure of workers to acrylates or methacrylates. Acrylated base coats, inks and varnishes have been used at this facility since 1978 in the manufacture of decorated metal containers. The company has one printing press line for radiation curable acrylated formulations in which are located two lithographic printing presses for applying inks and varnishes. Two inks or one ink and one varnish are applied wet on wet in each application. Infrared and ultraviolet curing units follow the printing presses in the production line. There are local exhaust units for these curing units. If there is to be more than one color on the product, the metal sheets are returned to the feeder for reapplication. Eleven of 163 employees have potential contact with acrylates during the performance of their jobs. One case of chemical dermatitis has been reported at the facility, but this was due to contact with a cleaning solvent. The company has a safety program at the facility and maintains personnel records for each employee.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-157-25; Region-3; Vapors; Skin-exposure; Allergic-reactions; Printing-inks; Paints
Publication Date
19870806
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-128418
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-157-25
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3411; 2851; 2893
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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