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Document ID (ISN)26355
CIS number 77-245
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Title Occupational health rules for work with photopolymers in printing works
Original title Skyddsåtgärder vid arbete med fotopolymeriserande substanser i tryckerier [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Meddelanden 1975:6, National Swedish Board of Occupational Safety and Health (Kungliga Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen), Fack, 100 26 Stockholm 34, Sweden, 11 Feb. 1975. 6p. Gratis.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; Sweden; plate making; photopolymers; printing industry
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; local exhaust; photoengraving; enclosure; information of personnel; substitution; health hazards; hypersensitivity; directive; warning notices
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry