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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of Tetra Pak Incorporated, Denton, USA Plant, Denton, Texas.

Authors
McCammon CS; Krishnan ER; Goodman RJ
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 157-18, 1987 Jun; :1-17
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00173110
Abstract
A walk through industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Tetra Pak Denton (SIC-3551, SIC-2851, SIC-2893) facility in Denton, Texas to determine possible employee exposure to acrylates or methacrylates. Acrylated inks and coatings have been used at this facility since 1984 to produce aseptic flexible packaging material for the food industry. There were three offset printing press lines used at the company, each with five offset presses to apply different colored inks. As many as five separate wet on wet applications of acrylated ink formulations sometimes preceded the coating application. After the inks were applied they were passed through an offset blanket coater. Following this step an electron beam curing unit radiated the inks and coating. Environmental enclosures surrounded the offset printing presses in order to cut down on noise and mist. Of the 176 employees at this company, 37 had potential contact with acrylates. No air monitoring has been conducted at this facility for acrylates. One case of dermatitis arose at the company since 1984 and possibly was related directly to skin contact with acrylates. There was a safety program in place at the company and personnel records were maintained for each employee.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-157-18; Region-6; Skin-exposure; Allergic-reactions; Inhalants; Printing-inks; Vapors
Publication Date
19870605
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-127246
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-157-18
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3551; 2851; 2893
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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