Health & Safety

IPA Guidance Document: "Safe Use of Platinum Group Metals in the Workplace"

The Guide "Safe Use of Platinum Group Metals in the Workplace" is a sector-wide consensus document promoting the safe handling of PGMs in the workplace. It is targeted at health professionals and those responsible for day-to-day operations in the industry. This guide will be valuable in advancing awareness of the hazards and risks associated with occupational exposure to PGMs, and how to effectively manage them to promote the health and safety of the workforce. It represents just one part of a comprehensive and voluntary stewardship program which is underway in the PGM industry with the aim of protecting the health of employees who work with PGMs.

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IPA Harmonised Methodology for the Sampling of Platinum in Workplace Atmospheres  

The guidance document is for helping companies to detect platinum in the workplace atmosphere. The method was developed by the IPA Health Science Research Group in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, by reviewing the available equipment and testing and improving the limits of detection.

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This list contains the most common abbreviations used in the context of the IPA Science Task Force as well as European and U.S. chemicals regulation.

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