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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of Metallized Products, Inc., Winchester, Massachusetts.
McCammon CS; Krishnan ER; Goodman RJ
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 157-21, 1987 Jun; :1-9
A walk-through industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Metallized Products (SIC-2851, SIC-2893) facility in Winchester, Massachusetts in order to determine potential employee exposure to acrylates or methacrylates during the manufacture of coated materials. Acrylated coatings, inks and laminating adhesives have been used at this facility since 1978 in applications to plastic, paper and nonwoven materials. All coatings were purchased outside the facility with the exception of a proprietary acrylated coating, Staticure. An offset gravure printing line was used which included a reverse roll coater to apply coatings, inks or laminating adhesives. During processes where more than one coat was required, the base film was cured after each application using an electron beam curing unit. Of the 40 employees at the company, six had potential contact with acrylates. There has never been any type of air monitoring for acrylates at this company. One case of dermatitis was reported since 1978 resulting from skin contact with acrylates. A good safety program was in effect at the company and there were personnel records on all employees on file. No recommendations for improvement were offered.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-157-21; Region-1; Printing-inks; Skin-exposure; Allergic-reactions; Coatings
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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