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OSHA Fact Sheet: Controlling Hexavalent Chromium Exposures during Electroplating
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.
Hexavalent Chromium Exposures in Electric Power Generation (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.
Preventing Skin Problems from Working with Portland Cement
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.
How to Protect Workers While Thermal Metal Spraying – Feb. 2005 (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.