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Document ID (ISN)108543
CIS number 08-1134
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 525
Author(s) Roff M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Use of chemical protective gloves to control dermal exposures in the UV lithographic printing sub-sector
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. viii, 55p. Illus. 26 ref.
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Abstract This project was designed to identify the most appropriate chemical protective glove for each work activity in the printing sector. Typical solvents, chemicals and protective glove materials used in lithographic printing were identified. Site visits showed how the gloves were used. It was observed that printers generally maintained a high standard of cleanliness with the inks; however they did not appear to regard the solvents as skin hazards. There were no current cases of dermatitis. Nitrile gloves of 0.4mm thickness were found to resist permeation by the greatest number of solvents. These gloves are therefore recommended as the default choice for general use in lithographic printing. Particularly aggressive chemicals may however require thicker or different types of gloves.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; printing industry; safe working methods; lithography; limitation of exposure; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; public OSH institutions; report; job study; solvents; selection of equipment; nitrile rubber
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection
Printing, photography and photocopying industry