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Notes from the Field: Lead and Cadmium Exposure in Electronic Recyclers — Two States, 2015 and 2017
n 2012, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) became aware of the potential for occupational and take-home exposures to lead and cadmium in the electronics recycling industry and contacted electronics industry stakeholders to discuss these exposures and provide information about NIOSH’s ability to investigate workplace hazards. This CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) addresses measured exposures in electronic recyclers.
Chemical Release Alert: Chorine Gas Release at Two Scrap Recycling Facilities
This document relates to the investigation of two releases of chlorine gas from closed cylinders brought to scrap metal recycling facilities.
Guidance for the Identification and Control of Safety and Health Hazards in Metal Scrap Recycling
This guide can help you identify and manage the hazards associated with exposure to various metals and processing chemicals and with related processes and equipment used in metal scrap recycling operations.
Health Hazard Evaluation: Metals Exposures at a Scrap Metal Recycling Facility
In this Health Hazard Evaluation, employees were exposed to lead, cadmium, nickel, copper, and arsenic above the OSHA PEL and/or NIOSH REL while torch cutting scrap metal.
Preventing Lead Poisoning in Scrap Metal Recycling – For Employers and Safety Managers in the Scrap Metal Recycling Business
This pamphlet will help you start to identify and control lead exposures in your operation.
Source: WA Department L&I