Exposure to carcinogens and asthmagens in the surface engineering industry.

 May 24, 2013

The HSE has recently undertaken some research which aimed to investigate whether repeat Biological Monitoring over a period of time could be used to help to drive sustainable improvements in the exposure control of hexavalent chromium, nickel and cadmium compounds in the electroplating industry.

The HSE's research did in fact confirm that better understanding of the exposure pathways, achieved through repeat Biological Monitoring, did in fact result in reductions to exposure levels amongst many of the companies that it visited.

Exposures to nickel, hexavalent chromium and cadmium in the electroplating industry are said to occur through a combination of inhalation, dermal and ingestion routes. This should be taken account of when employers are conducting risk assessments and designing exposure control strategies for their workforce.

If you believe that you may have been exposed to unacceptable levels of compounds within the metal plating industry, and have suffered an injury as a result, contact Carrs solicitors for a free chat as to whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim.

At Carrs Solicitors, you will always have a senior solicitor who will personally handle every aspect of your personal injury claim and who will always be available to answer your questions. We are ready to listen and to offer free impartial advice in strict confidence.

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