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Document ID (ISN)63561
CIS number 94-1981
ISSN - Serial title Working Environment
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sakaue Y., Matsui Y., Hinano Y., Harada A.
Title Working environment evaluation of industrial workplaces with respect to organic solvents
Original title Yūki yōzai toriatsukai sagyōsho no kankyō hyōka ni tsuite [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information 1 July 1993, Vol.14, No.4, p.52-58. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract The Industrial Safety and Health Law as amended in 1988 divides workplaces into Control Classes I, II and III on the basis of air monitoring at regularly spaced points over the surface of the work area (A sampling) and at points of emission of pollutants (B sampling). Concentrations of airborne organic solvents were measured in eight types of enterprise, including print shops, woodworking shops, small factories for the manufacture of rubber, electrical or electronic goods and others (160 workplaces, 1504 measurements). The solvents were aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, chlorinated solvents ethyl acetate and dimethylformamide. Only 17% of the measurements put the corresponding workplaces in Control Class III, where immediate action is required. Gravure printing shops and some small manufacturing operations were the most common enterprises in this category.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; printing industry; legislation; organic solvents; occupational hygiene evaluation; Japan
Descriptors (secondary) dichloromethane; classification; tetrachloroethane; acetone; butanone; trichloroethylene; cyclohexanone; ethyl acetate; hexane; methanol; hexone; toluene; isopropyl alcohol; dimethylformamide; xylene; occupational health survey; 1,1,1-trichloroethane
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises