2nd Quarter Project
**What would you consider your profession?
-Printing and manufacturing
**What is your title and what do you do?
-I work on pre-press, which is computer to plate printing. The design is in the computer and I put the plate into the computer. I then put the plate on a drum, and the computer uses laser imaging to print the design on the plate.
**What type of chemicals are used on the job?
-We use a product called Roller Wash, which is a type cleaner. We also use isopropyl alcohol.
**How are these chemicals used?
-We use Roller Wash to clean ink off of the rollers in the printing press. We use isopropyl alcohol to clean ink off of the printing plates.
**What are some safety precautions while using these chemicals?
-While applying these chemicals, we wear gloves and use a rag.
**What made you get into this profession?
-I like printing and manufacturing.
**How long have you been in this field?
-I’ve worked in this field for about 26 years. I’ve worked at Interpress Technologies for 17 years.
**What is the most dangerous thing that has happened?
-I was cleaning the rollers on the press with isopropyl alcohol. The press had just got done printing, so the rollers were still hot. The heat from the rollers ignited the isopropanol alcohol. I quickly grabbed the fire extinguisher and put it out. Everyone was okay and nothing too serious happened.
3 OTC Chemicals
-Active Ingredients: Ibuprofen, diphenhydramine citrate
-Directions: Don’t take more than directed. Smallest effective dose should be used.
-Uses: Pain reliever/Fever reducer
-Warnings: Ask your doctor before use. Can cause severe allergic reaction
-Active Ingredients: Diphenhydramine HCI
-Directions: Take one at bedtime, if needed.
-Uses: Nighttime sleep aid
-Warnings: Do not use for children under 12 years of age. Avoid using with alcoholic beverages.
-Active Ingredients: Acetaminophen, Pamabrom, Pyrilamine Maleate
-Directions: Take 2 caplets every 6 hours as needed. Do not exceed more than 8 caplets in a 24 hour period.
-Uses: Temporary relief of symptoms associated with menstrual periods.
-Warnings: Can cause liver cancer if more than 8 caplets are taken in a 24 hour period.