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Medicines and food supplements for plating and plasma shop workers

May 14, 2010

My Name is Khurshid Alam, I am In charge of Plating, Paint and Plasma shops of Power Plant Overhaul Division of an airline(PIA)

In these shops Hazardous chemicals, Like Sodium Cyanide, Chromic Acids, Fumes of Nickel compound and many others hazardous fumes are encountered.

My query is this:
1.What types of benefits are given world wide by the Employer to the personnel working in these type of shop

2.What are the Food Supplement and medicines You suggest for these peoples Nutrition and health Point of view

3.Any other good advice you would like to give for the Employer and the Personnel

Thanking in anticipation


May 19, 2010

Keep the food out of the plant area and require the employees to use soap when washing up prior to eating.
There is no special diet for platers. Good nutrition is always healthy, but you normally cannot mandate it.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida

May 20, 2010


Not exactly certain what you are after, but if it is to protect the health of your employees then there are various steps you can take to reduce the hazards.

1. Where possible, eliminate the hazard by substituting the hazardous chemical with a less hazardous one. Where this is not possible:

2. Reduce the risk of exposure by using extraction units, containment tools and finally personal protective equipment.

In the UK we have a set of rules called the CoSHH regulations (the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations). These are a set of rules on the use and handling of hazardous materials and are common sense, so well worth looking at. If you are really having problems with employee health then check the UK HSE website for some very good guidance notes on the use of hazardous materials. You may also want to consider consulting with an occupational hygienist for advice about simple steps to protect the workforce.

As far as I am aware there are no supplements that you can give the employees that will protect them from cyanide poisoning, nickel sensitisation, cancer causing agents such as chromic acid or acids/alkalis, best protection is not to expose them in the first place.

Brian Terry
Aerospace - Yeovil, Somerset, UK

June 14, 2010

workers should be aware of safety rules and hazards of the chemicals, worker should apply safety measures during work. proper ventilation, protect plant environment from hotness, proper water and soap available every time, meal should be healthy and use sweets and milk during work or other calcium rich foods.

Azhar Ali
- Karachi, Pakistan

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