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Title: Health-hazard evaluation determination report No. HHE-78-104-565, Universal Printing Company, St. Louis, Missouri

Abstract

The workplace was inspected, employees participated in medical interviews and limited physical examinations, and personal air samples were taken to determine exposure concentrations at a facility (No. 2) of the Universal Printing Company in St. Louis, MO, on July 18-20, 1978. Samples were analyzed by gas chromatography for total naphtha, toluene, ethyl benzene, m-xylene, cumene, 1,3,5-trimethyl benzene, and 1,2,4-trimethyl benzene. Of the approximately 30 employees, 40% of the employees complained of hand and arm irritation and approximately one-third of all employees reported seldom wearing or having impervious gloves available. Two cases of eye irritation were found with two other reports of previous eye irritation. Splash goggles were not available in the shop. Approximately 40% complained of occasional dizziness during blanket washing. The investigators conclude that, although employee exposure to airborne contaminants was not found to be toxic at the time of testing, exposure could be potentially toxic if employees worked overtime or did more cleanup or changeover operations than they did at the time of testing. The investigators recommend that numerous safety practices be instituted.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6282841
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6282841
Report Number(s):
PB-89-143242/XAB; HHE-78-104-565
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; INKS; SOLVENTS; HEALTH HAZARDS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; CUMENE; DERMATITIS; INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE; INSPECTION; NAPHTHA; PROTECTIVE CLOTHING; TOLUENE; TOXICITY; XYLENES; AIR POLLUTION; ALKYLATED AROMATICS; AROMATICS; CLOTHING; COAL TAR OILS; DISEASES; DISTILLATES; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HAZARDS; HYDROCARBONS; MATERIALS; MEDICINE; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM DISTILLATES; PETROLEUM FRACTIONS; POLLUTION; SKIN DISEASES 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 552000 -- Public Health

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abstractNote = {The workplace was inspected, employees participated in medical interviews and limited physical examinations, and personal air samples were taken to determine exposure concentrations at a facility (No. 2) of the Universal Printing Company in St. Louis, MO, on July 18-20, 1978. Samples were analyzed by gas chromatography for total naphtha, toluene, ethyl benzene, m-xylene, cumene, 1,3,5-trimethyl benzene, and 1,2,4-trimethyl benzene. Of the approximately 30 employees, 40% of the employees complained of hand and arm irritation and approximately one-third of all employees reported seldom wearing or having impervious gloves available. Two cases of eye irritation were found with two other reports of previous eye irritation. Splash goggles were not available in the shop. Approximately 40% complained of occasional dizziness during blanket washing. The investigators conclude that, although employee exposure to airborne contaminants was not found to be toxic at the time of testing, exposure could be potentially toxic if employees worked overtime or did more cleanup or changeover operations than they did at the time of testing. The investigators recommend that numerous safety practices be instituted.},
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