Chromium

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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

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

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-128/pdfs/2013_128.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

http://www.lni.wa.gov/safety/GrantsPartnerships/SHIP/awardees/UWHexavalent/Chrome6Welders.asp

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)

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA-3373-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

http://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/topics/hexavalent-chromium.aspx

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)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs20.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

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

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

http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_small_entity_comp.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)

http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/hexavalent_chromium.pdf

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

Source: OSHA