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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.
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
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.
Oregon OSHA Topic Page: Hexavalent chromium
Access Oregon OSHA documents addressing hexavalent chromium including rules, program directives and fact sheets.
Source: Oregon OSHA
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
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).
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.
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.
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.