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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.
Metalworking Fluids: Safety and Health Best Practices Manual
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.
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Traumatic Occupational Injuries – Machine-Related Fatality Investigation Reports
The following tables contain links to fatality investigation reports of incidents where contact with machinery resulted in the deaths of workers.
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Basic Steel Products
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.
Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss Prevention: A technical report and guidebook for Sheet Metal Manufacturing Companies
This guidebook can guide sheet metal manufacturing companies as they improve the effectiveness of their hearing loss prevention programs.
Metal Working Fluids: OSH Answers fact sheets
This easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheet, provided by CCOHS, addresses tips and facts related to metal working fluids.
OSHA Fact Sheet: Controlling Hexavalent Chromium Exposures during Electroplating
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.
Metal Industry Guidelines for Safe Work
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
Guidance note - Controlling hazards in the 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