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Document ID (ISN)103245
CIS number 04-169
ISBN(s) 2-551-22516-7
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-373
Author(s) Truchon G., Vaziri M., Larivière P.
Title Scope and limits of exposure monitoring data on electroplating industry workers: Knowledge update
Original title 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]
Bibliographic information 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.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-373.pdf [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Quebec; occupational medicine; exposure tests; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Biological monitoring