Metals Industry

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Feb 27, 2019
Notes from the Field: Lead and Cadmium Exposure in Electronic Recyclers — Two States, 2015 and 2017

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6807a4.htm?s_cid=mm6807a4_w

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.

Source: CDC

Jan 21, 2017
Metalworking Fluids: Safety and Health Best Practices Manual

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/metalworkingfluids/metalworkingfluids_manual.html

This document on best practices was developed using the recommendations set forth in the OSHA Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee Final Report and related documents.

Source: OSHA

Jan 21, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Traumatic Occupational Injuries – Machine-Related Fatality Investigation Reports

http://wwwn.cdc.gov/NIOSH-FACE/Default.cshtml?state=ALL&Incident_Year=ALL&Category2=0011&Submit=Submit

The following tables contain links to fatality investigation reports of incidents where contact with machinery resulted in the deaths of workers.

Source: CDC

Jan 21, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Basic Steel Products

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/basicsteel/safetyprograms.html

The Basic Steel Products page contains a direct link to all OSHA standards applicable to the steel industry. The page also features a selection of safety tips to counteract industrial hazards, and more.

Source: OSHA

Jan 21, 2017
Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss Prevention: A technical report and guidebook for Sheet Metal Manufacturing Companies

http://depts.washington.edu/occnoise/content/SM_guide_2005.pdf

This guidebook can guide sheet metal manufacturing companies as they improve the effectiveness of their hearing loss prevention programs.

Source: UW

Jan 21, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Toxic Metal

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/metalsheavy/index.html

This page provides a starting point for technical and regulatory information about toxic metals.

Source: OSHA

Dec 01, 2016
Metal Working Fluids: OSH Answers fact sheets

https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/metalworking_fluids.html

This easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheet, provided by CCOHS, addresses tips and facts related to metal working fluids.

Source: CCOHS

Dec 01, 2016
OSHA Fact Sheet: Controlling Hexavalent Chromium Exposures during Electroplating

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_FS-3648_Electroplating.pdf

Electroplating is a metal finishing process in which an object is covered with a metal coating. Workers performing electroplating are exposed to hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] which can cause severe health effects including lung cancer.

Source: OSHA

Dec 01, 2016
Metal Industry Guidelines for Safe Work

http://www.acc.co.nz/PRD_EXT_CSMP/groups/external_ip/documents/publications_promotion/wpc114254.pdf

This booklet has been put together by members of the metals industry to give guidance on safe practices for both large and small workshops.

Source: ACC New Zealand

Feb 01, 2014
Guidance note - Controlling hazards in the electroplating industry

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/guidance-note-controlling-hazards-electroplating-industry

This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on the management of safety and health risks that may arise in relation to hazards in the electroplating industry and some of the legislative requirements in the OSH Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.

Source: WorkSafe Western Australia