CAW National Council 4000
Occupational Health and Safety

Hazardous Substances:  Silver and Compounds

Silver and its compounds can create ill-health through inhalation and contact with skin, nose, throat and eyes.

Effects

Bluish discoloration of skin and mucous membranes of nose, throat and eyes can result.

Prevention

Enclose process
Local exhaust ventilation
General exhaust ventilation
Personal protective equipment

Standards

ACGIH TLV metal 0.1 mg/m3
soluble compounds 0.01 mg/m3

ACGIH TLV

metal 0.1 mg/m3
soluble compounds 0.01 mg/m3

Source:  CAW Health, Safety & Environment Department