Job-Specific Exposures

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Dec 01, 2016
OSHA Fact Sheet: Controlling Hexavalent Chromium Exposures during Electroplating

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_FS-3648_Electroplating.pdf

Electroplating is a metal finishing process in which an object is covered with a metal coating. Workers performing electroplating are exposed to hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] which can cause severe health effects including lung cancer.

Source: OSHA

Jul 01, 2008
Hexavalent Chromium Exposures in Electric Power Generation (PDF)

http://www.aiha.org/aihce06/handouts/po108siert.pdf

This presentation addressing hexavalent chromium exposures in electric power generation is available from the American Industrial Hygiene Association and was presented during the 2006 AIHCE.

Source: AIHA

Feb 01, 2008
Preventing Skin Problems from Working with Portland Cement

http://www.osha.gov/dsg/guidance/cement-guidance.html

This guidance document provided by OSHA is advisory in nature, informational in content, and is intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. The document does not serve as a new standard or regulation.

Source: OSHA

Nov 01, 2005
How to Protect Workers While Thermal Metal Spraying – Feb. 2005 (PDF)

http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Research/files/ThermalMetalSpraying.pdf

In 2003, a worker died in Oregon shortly after spending two days applying chromium- and nickel-based thermal sprays at a worksite in Washington State. The term “thermal metal spraying” refers to a process in which metals are melted and sprayed on a surface to form a coating.

Source: Washington Department of Labor and Industries