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Criteria for a recommended standard... occupational exposure to hydrogen cyanide and cyanide salts (NaCN, KCN, and Ca(CN)2).

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1976 Oct; :1-201
NIOSHTIC No.
00058480
Abstract
Recommended criteria for a standard intended to protect the health of workers against exposure to hydrogen-cyanide (74908) and cyanide salts, especially sodium-cyanide (13998033), potassium-cyanide (151508) and calcium-cyanide (592018), for up to a 10-hour work shift, 40-hour work week, over a working lifetime. Occupational exposure to these compounds is defined as exposure to airborne concentrations greater than the corresponding action levels, or one- half the corresponding recommended ceiling environmental exposure limit. The main topics covered include: recommendations for levels of cyanide in the workplace air, including sampling and analysis; medical surveillance; personal protective equipment and clothing; informing employees of cyanide hazards; work practices and control procedures; sanitation, monitoring and recordkeeping; biologic effects of exposure, including epidemiology, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and teratogenicity; environmental data and engineering controls.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Occupational-health; Toxic-chemicals; Exposure-limits; Air-quality-control; Air-sampling; Sampling-methods; Analytical-methods; Preventive-medicine; Safety-practices; Safety-equipment; Safety-engineering; Control-measures; Air-measurement; Cyanides
CAS No.
74-90-8; 13998-03-3; 151-50-8; 592-01-8
Publication Date
19761001
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-266230
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 77-108
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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