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Industrywide Studies Report of an Industrial Hygiene Survey at the Clermont Sun, Batavia, Ohio.


PB86237286

Publication Date 1986
Personal Author Hills, B.
Page Count 34
Abstract A walk through survey was conducted at Clermont Sun (SIC-2752), Batavia, Ohio, a typical small scale newspaper company employing less than 30 persons, to determine if pressroom employees are exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkylated PAHs, and nitrated PAHs. The black newsprint ink was suspected of containing these compounds. The publishing company prints by the lithographic process. Air samples collected in the pressroom revealed no detectable levels of PAHs. The lithographic or offset press does not achieve the printing speed required to generate an ink aerosol. The black newsprint ink did contain PAHs and alkylated PAHs, which were all below 30.5 nanograms per microliter of ink. The author concludes that there appears to be no inhalation hazard to the employees. Any health hazards to employees from skin contact to inks is unknown. Airborne dust and filings samples from the brake pads used to create tension between the web and press rollers did not contain asbestos. Noise levels during press operation ranged from 90 decibels-A (dBA) to 108 dBA in the work area. The author recommends that a comprehensive noise monitoring system be established.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Asbestos
  • Newspapers
  • Polycyclic compounds
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC-2752
Source Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Industrywide Studies Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198625
Industrywide Studies Report of an Industrial Hygiene Survey at the Clermont Sun, Batavia, Ohio.
Industrywide Studies Report of an Industrial Hygiene Survey at the Clermont Sun, Batavia, Ohio.
PB86237286

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Asbestos
  • Newspapers
  • Polycyclic compounds
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC-2752
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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