U.S. Department of Labor, 2004.
Resumen (en inglés): Effective management of employee safety and health protection is a decisive factor in reducing the extent and severity of work-related injuries and illnesses and their related costs. To assist employers and employees, this 2004 publication addresses exposure to cadmium, communicating hazards to employees, and requirements for a compliance program, medical monitoring and recordkeeping. Workers in many industries face potential exposure to cadmium. The potential for exposure is highest among workers in electroplating, metal machining, plastics, ceramics, paint, and welding operations. Workers may also be exposed to cadmium from the smelting and refining of metals or from air in industrial plants that manufacture batteries, coatings, or plastics. An effective safety and health management system forms the basis of good employee protection, saves time and money, increases productivity, and reduces employee injuries, illnesses and related workers’ compensation costs.