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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-53-510, Yarter-Tek Corporation, Denver, Colorado.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 78-53-510, 1978 Jul; :1-6
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on May 3 and 12, 1978, to evaluate exposures associated with the use of a silver- cyanide (506649) (AgCn) electroplating solution at the Yarter-Tek Corporation (SIC-281) in Denver, Colorado. The evaluation was requested by the owner of the company on behalf of six affected employees. Cyanide concentrations were below the laboratory detection limit of 0.001 milligrams per sample. Two general room samples for silver were below the laboratory limit of detection of was 0.04 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) which exceeded the OSHA criterion of 0.01mg/m3. The author concludes that a health hazard did not exist at the time of the evaluation. The electroplating solution should be kept free of organic debris, all workers should be informed of the hazards of working with cyanide and silver, and workers should not use the electroplating solution unless they are familiar with its operation.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-53-510; Electroplating; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Industrial-inorganic-chemicals; Humans; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Coatings; Materials-handling; Safety-training; Author Keywords: silver; cyanide; electroplating solution; dentist
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