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Document ID (ISN)68879
CIS number 97-585
ISBN(s) 3-89429-674-7
Year 1996
Convention or series no. GA 46
Author(s) Hohmann R., Wölfel V., Görner B.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Harmful substances in offset printing plants: Exposure concentrations
Original title Gefahrstoffe in Offsetdruckereien: Stoffbelastungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 101110, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1996. 37p. Illus. 33 ref. Price: DEM 15.00.
Internet access 97-0585.pdf [in German]
Abstract Exposure to organic solvents was determined in 24 small and medium printing plants in Germany. A total of 92 workplaces with rotary and sheet-fed offset printing machines, using wetting and cleaning agents regularly, were covered by the measurements taken between 1992 and 1994. In the 257 personal samples which were analyzed, the principal substances identified were 2-propanol and various hydrocarbons. The average concentrations of 2-propanol and total hydrocarbons over the 8-hour workshifts ranged from 0.1 to 164mL/m3 and from 0.1 to 68mL/m3, respectively. None of the measured concentrations exceeded the exposure limits.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; printing industry; organic solvents; offset printing; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) printing and duplicating; compliance with exposure limits; exposure; propanol; hydrocarbons
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises