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printech, March, 2001
Solvent Handling


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From:Gary Jones(gjonesprinting@aol.com)
Date:Thu, 1 Mar 2001 10:29:56 EST


To all: I wanted to forward a respond to the original posting that was made from Bill Sunter of the Graphic Arts Association. Gary Jones Kelly- AWhile each individual plant location as their own handling procedures for solvents they are based largely on regulations/rules/laws promulgated by government. The US UniforFire Code dictates certain procedures, as does OSHA and USEPA.From a general safety standpoint I offer the following information based on my personal knowledge of certain location procedures: Static, grounding and pouring- All containers grounded at all times Relaxation- Don't know what youmean by this Metal versus plastic- All solvent bearing containers should be groundable sothat excludes plastic Kit liners- again the grounding issue Standpipes- must be grounded, usually at the plant level in ink facilities ES Dissipative shoes- Many printers do not allow rubber soles, requiring a minimum of leather or=A0special es shoes Clothing- if you mean applicability of something like Tyvec I have never heard of anyone addressing this issue but it merits consideration Humidity- Humidity levels need to be monitored for many reasons. Higher humidity makes sense in a solvent laden environment. Of two large printers located in a high-desert environment where single digit humidity is the norm only one humidifies.



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