Exposure of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) among Printing Operator Of A Printing Industry in Jakarta 2016 - A case study


Particulate matter (PM2.5) is an air pollutant known as the fine particle has a diameter of less than 2.5 μm which is also called the respirable particulates that can get into the alveolar region of the lungs (Fierro, 2000). This study aimed to determine the exposure concentration of PM2.5 among printing operators who work in the production area of the printing industry. Measuring the exposure concentration of PM2.5 was done at 10 points in the 7 SEG that represent 15 locations and 51 operators in conducting their activities. The measurement points were consist of Solna 1 (2 points), Solna 4 (3 points), Magnum 1 (2 points) and HT 2 (3 points). The concentration of PM2.5 exposure measured by using the ”Haz Dust EPAM 5000” with a flow rate of 2.5 liters/minute for 15 minutes. The results of the exposure concentration of PM2.5 exceed the Government
Regulation 41/1999 about air pollution control which exposed to 16 people were in Solna machine 1 (0.463 mg/m3), Solna machine 4 (0.211 mg/m3), and the bundling paper area of Magnum machine (0.209 mg/m3). Some control methods can be considered to reduce the concentration such as making an installation dust extractor machine with dust capture hoods, developing work instructions to clean the machine, and using an
appropriate masker during work.

Keywords: Particulate Matter 2.5 printing operator, production area.

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