|Document ID (ISN)||68879|
|Convention or series no.
||Hohmann R., Wölfel V., Görner B.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
||Harmful substances in offset printing plants: Exposure concentrations
||Gefahrstoffe in Offsetdruckereien: Stoffbelastungen [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 101110, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1996. 37p. Illus. 33 ref. Price: DEM 15.00.
||97-0585.pdf [in German]
||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.
||small enterprises; printing industry; organic solvents; offset printing; Germany
||printing and duplicating; compliance with exposure limits; exposure; propanol; hydrocarbons
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises