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Document ID (ISN)110209
CIS number 09-1136
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sutton P., Wolf K., Quint J.
Title Implementing safer alternatives to lithographic cleanup solvents to protect the health of workers and the environment
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.6, No.3, p.174-187. 40 ref.
Abstract This survey evaluated the good work practices in the use of volatile organic compounds in cleanup operations in the lithographic printing sector in the United States. Data were collected by means of site visits, focus groups, interviews, workshops and pilot projects. Overall, it was found that inhalation exposure to hazardous cleanup solvents was prevalent and that printers were generally not aware of safer alternatives. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; USA; safe working methods; organic solvents; limitation of exposure; lithography
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; information dissemination; survey; exposure evaluation; inhalation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry