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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.
Guidance note - Controlling hazards in the electroplating industry
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on the management of safety and health risks that may arise in relation to hazards in the electroplating industry and some of the legislative requirements in the OSH Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
Source: WorkSafe Western Australia
Electroplating Shops - Watch Your Waste!
Electroplating wastes are potentially hazardous to human health and the environment when they are improperly managed. Several special and hazardous wastes are commonly generated by the electroplating industry.
Source: Illinois EPA
Metal Finishing Industry
he Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) designed this manual to provide environmental assistance staff with a basic reference on metal finishing.