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Criteria for a recommended standard... occupational exposure to hydrogen cyanide and cyanide salts (NaCN, KCN, and Ca(CN)2).
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-108, 1976 Oct; :1-201
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.
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
74-90-8; 13998-03-3; 151-50-8; 592-01-8
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-108; Contract-099-73-0031
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
University of Michigan
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