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- OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor


The OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor was developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor (OSHA), along with the Office of the Solicitor of Labor and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy, to address the Federal monitoring and surveillance requirements of the general industry Cadmium Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1027. OSHA-approved State Plans may have their own standard regarding the general industry Cadmium Standard.

The OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor presents questions and relies on data from biological monitoring tests to determine the appropriate course of action. This Advisor analyzes biological monitoring lab results for currently exposed workers. It determines the biological monitoring and medical surveillance requirements of the general industry Cadmium Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1027, applicable to those results. This Advisor does not analyze biological monitoring lab results for previously exposed workers as specified by paragraph (l)(1)(i)(B) of the Cadmium Standard.

This Advisor may assist you in making determinations for workers exposed to cadmium in the construction industry, 29 CFR 1926.1127; however, do not use the Advisor without first reading these notes.

The OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor does NOT store any information.

Please be advised of the following:

  • There is NO requirement to use the OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor.
  • The OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor requires NO new data.
  • The OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor stores NO data.
  • The OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor creates NO new obligations under the OSHA Cadmium Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1027.

The OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor is designed primarily for use by experienced medical professionals; it is also available to workers and the general public. The results presented by the OSHA Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor are critically dependent upon the accuracy of the input data. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact OSHA or obtain expert advice.