|Document ID (ISN)||103245|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et recherches R-373
||Truchon G., Vaziri M., Larivière P.
||Scope and limits of exposure monitoring data on electroplating industry workers: Knowledge update
||Portée et limites des données de surveillance de l'exposition des travailleurs œuvrant dans l'industrie de l'électrodéposition: mise à jour des connaissances [in French]|
||Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2004. iv, 45p. 77 ref. Price: CAD 5.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-373.pdf [in French]
||The electroplating industry represents a complex working environment due to the nature of the processes and products used (including zinc, nickel and chromium). The monitoring of its workers' exposure introduces a problem for industrial physicians due to the lack of biological exposure indices for these metals. A literature survey was conducted to document the relationships between exposure and health effects on one hand, and air concentrations and biological concentrations on the other hand, for the main metals used in electroplating. A critical analysis of the collected data was then carried out, for the purpose of developing a guide for the medical monitoring of this industry's workers. As a result, industrial physicians will be better equipped to assess the scope and limitations of biological monitoring of metals in this activity sector.
||dangerous substances; Quebec; occupational medicine; exposure tests; electroplating
||literature survey; nickel and compounds; report; exposure evaluation; health hazards; industrial physicians; medical supervision; chromium and compounds; zinc and compounds; determination in urine; determination in air
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)