Hexavalent Chromium

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Nov 01, 2016
Criteria for a Recommended Standard Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium (PDF)


This criteria document is derived from the NIOSH evaluation of critical health effects studies of occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium (Cr[VI]) compounds.

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 2010
Hexavalent Chromium Exposure controls: Best Practices for Welders video Training Package Development and Dissemination


This training product was developed by the University of Washington, in collaboration with Sheet Metal Associated Contractors of North America (W Washington), Puget sound Shipbuilders Association, Local 66 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association JATC, Local 104 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Workers Local 86

Source: Washington Department of Labor and Industries

Jan 01, 2010
Hexavalent Chromium (PDF)


The new Hexavalent Chromium booklet explains OSHA's hexavalent chromium standards so that workers and employers know the best ways to prevent illness and death caused by exposure in the workplace.

Source: OSHA

Jul 01, 2008
Oregon OSHA Topic Page: Hexavalent chromium


Access Oregon OSHA documents addressing hexavalent chromium including rules, program directives and fact sheets.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jul 01, 2008
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus - Hexavalent Chromium (PDF)


Workers in many different occupations are exposed to hexavalent chromium (Chromium (VI)), increasing the risk of developing serious adverse health effects. This factsheet provided by Oregon OSHA addresses sources, health effects and OSHA regulations addressing hexavalent chromium.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Oct 01, 2006
OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Hexavalent Chromium Standards (PDF)


This guide describes the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees from the hazards associated with exposure to Cr(VI).

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2006
OSHA Fact Sheet - Health Effects of Hexavalent Chromium (PDF)


OSHA recently posted to its Web site a new fact sheet focusing on the Health Effects of Hexavalent Chromium.

Source: OSHA

Nov 01, 2005
OSHA Safety and Health Topics – Hexavalent Chromium


Chromium hexavalent (CrVI) compounds, often called hexavalent chromium, exist in several forms. This topic page links to the following information: what OSHA standards apply; what is hexavalent chromium; how can I evaluate hexavalent chromium exposure; what are some possible solutions for workplace hazards; and additional information.

Source: OSHA

Nov 01, 2005
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Hexavalent Chromium


This page provides access to NIOSH links including resources, sampling and analysis, health hazard evaluations and more.

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 2005
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: Chromic Acid and Chromates


The NIOSH Pocket Guide (NPG) is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The information found in the NPG should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.

Source: NIOSH