New Online Tool Protect Workers from Cadmium Exposure

January 24, 2013 The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has released the Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor, an online tool for medical professionals assessing workers' cadmium exposure.

The tool presents questions and analyzes biological monitoring results provided by the user. It also assists employers in complying with OSHA's cadmium standard and helps educate the public on awareness and prevention of workplace cadmium exposure.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry estimates that approximately 300,000 U.S. workers face cadmium exposure annually. Used in multiple industries, the soft, silver-white metal can produce a variety of symptoms ranging in severity based on exposure levels.

The latest in the Department of Labor's series of Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses (, the Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor primarily addresses the cadmium standard for general industry. While it may be useful in medical analysis of construction workers' cadmium exposure, that industry is subject to a separate standard.

To read the full release, visit: OSHA releases online tool to help protect workers exposed to cadmium

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