From: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] First aid for Chemical exposures
Date: April 18, 2012 2:07:19 PM EDT
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Since we deal with cyanide plating and other cyanide processes in art, my recommendations are usually

1)  that the school liaison with the nearest ER to be certain that they are prepared to treat with the kit 

2) we strongly recommend that someone in the department, preferably a tech who is there whenever anyone has access to cyanide, be trained to do it as well since the time to treat is so limited.

I also provide a simple data sheet to explain the reaction between acids and cyanide solutions, skin absorption, and other basic issues.  I'll be interested if anyone has other suggestions that I should include for these chemically completely unsophisticated art workers.


In a message dated 4/18/2012 1:28:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, drrayng**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM writes:

On the subject of first aid, what are your thoughts on having a cyanide poisoning kit on hand (amyl nitrite)?


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