Evaluation of Occupational Exposures at an Electronic Scrap Recycling Facility

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Abstract:Written by Diana Ceballos, Lilia Chen, Elena Page, Alan Echt, Aalok Oza, and Jessica Ramsey, this NIOSH report (Report No. 2012-0100-3217) describes assessment of an electronic scrap recycling facility in March, July, and November 2012 and January and February 2013, at the request of the facility's health and safety manager. NIOSH evaluated air, surfaces, blood, and urine for metals, as well as noise exposures. They found overexposures to lead, cadmium, and noise. Some employees had blood lead levels above 10 micrograms/dl. The report includes recommendations provided to prevent these exposures to employees, and to prevent unintentionally taking metals home to family members. (PDF format; Length: 54 pages)

URL: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2012-0100-3217.pdf

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Health Hazard Evaluation Program

Resource Type: Article/report

Date of Publication: #doc.freedate#