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Document ID (ISN)111218
CIS number 10-0828
Year 2011
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2011-107
Title Preventing sensitization and disease from beryllium exposure
Original title Prevención de la sensibilización y la enfermedad por exposición al berilio [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Feb. 2011. PDF document. 18p. 34 ref.
Internet access DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-107/EN.pdf [in English]
DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-107/ES.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract Workers exposed to particles, fumes, mists or solutions from beryllium-containing materials may develop beryllium sensitization or chronic beryllium disease, a potentially-disabling or even fatal respiratory disease. This booklet provides guidance on preventing sensitization and disease from beryllium exposure. Contents: background; beryllium sensitization; diseases (berylliosis, cancer); medical surveillance; workplace surveys; case studies; current exposure limits; conclusions; recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) USA; beryllium and compounds; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; metalworking industry; health hazards; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) chronic diseases; cancer; sensitization; berylliosis; medical supervision; safety guides; threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; case study
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry
Multiple chemical sensitivities