|Document ID (ISN)||26355|
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational health rules for work with photopolymers in printing works
||Skyddsåtgärder vid arbete med fotopolymeriserande substanser i tryckerier [in Swedish]|
||Meddelanden 1975:6, National Swedish Board of Occupational Safety and Health (Kungliga Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen), Fack, 100 26 Stockholm 34, Sweden, 11 Feb. 1975. 6p. Gratis.
||Brief description of the principle of the photopolymer plastic plate used in printing, followed by comments on the attendant health hazards of exposure to allergens and rinsing agents such as sodium hydroxide (after hardening of the plate). These directives recommend: replacing of harmful substances by more innocuous ones; local exhaust ventilation at exposed workplaces; enclosure of pressurised water spray washing and fan drying installations; protection against ultraviolet radiation during contact-exposure of plate and negative; exclusion of hypersensitive persons from work with allergens; strict bodily hygiene; skin protection, wearing of personal protective clothing and gloves. Cleaning rags should be discarded after use; personnel should be warned against skin contact with allergens.
||occupational hygiene; Sweden; plate making; photopolymers; printing industry
||allergens; local exhaust; photoengraving; enclosure; information of personnel; substitution; health hazards; hypersensitivity; directive; warning notices
||A - Laws, regulations, directives
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Standards and directives with the force of law
|Broad subject area(s)
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry