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Document ID (ISN)42687
CIS number 84-1750
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Frederick L.J., Schulte P.A., Apol A.
Title Investigation and control of occupational hazards associated with the use of spirit duplicators
Bibliographic information Jan. 1984, Vol.45, No.1, p.51-55. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Health hazard evaluation conducted by NIOSH to determine the possibility of adverse health effects in teacher aides using direct-process methanol duplicating machines. Concentrations of airborne methanol in the duplicating room ranged from 365-3080ppm; 15 of 21 measurement exceeded the 800ppm (15min) limit recommended by NIOSH. Workers reported significantly more methanol poisoning symptoms than a non-exposed control group. A mean 96% reduction in exposure was accomplished using inexpensive enclosures and existing room exhaust systems.
Descriptors (primary) methanol; duplicating; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) occupational health survey; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Alcohols
Teaching and educational institutions