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Guidelines for Working with UV inks and lights

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From: Debra Kramer (
Date: Fri Jan 08 1999 - 08:42:39 CST

This message was originally posted from the PNEAC web site. I will forward your responses to the originator.

At the end of this message I have pasted in my response for your reference.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 1999 10:35 AM

Subject: Question from PNEACWeb Site

What guidelines are available for working around UV inks and UV lights?


[Debra Kramer] -----------------------------------------------------------------

I will gather some information and probably get back to you some time next week. For the most part - the lights must be shielded to protect employees from exposure to UV. The equipment manufacturer can also provide additional information on this. You
may also want to investigate warning signs for plant entrance doors, etc. to warn visitors and employees of this equipment.

When working with the inks review the Personal Protective Equipment section of the MSDS. UV inks are prone to causing skin irritation and should be given all due respect. Nitrile gloves and aprons are usually recommeded.

Please check the PNEAC web site's fact sheet and case study section for more helpful information. Also, if you did not attend the Dec. 2, 1998 Screen Printing Videoconference - you can obtain video tapes and the workbook from us. There is also more inf
o on the web site about this.

[Debra Kramer]
Debra Kramer
Illinois Waste Management & Research Center - IDNR
Printers National Environmental Assistance Center
1010 Jorie Blvd., Suite 12
Oakbrook, IL 60523
630/472-5023 Fax


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