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OSHA releases booklet on hex chrome

January 21, 2010

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OSHA recently published a booklet (.pdf file) on industry requirements for hexavalent chromium standards.

Exposure to the chemical, which is used in pigments, metal finishing, wood preservatives and fungicides, can cause lung cancer and damage to the nose, throat and respiratory system, according to an OSHA press release. Inhaling hexavalent chromium fumes also can trigger an allergic reaction or asthmatic symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath.

The booklet, a companion piece to the Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Hexavalent Chromium Standards (.pdf file) handbook, discusses exposure limits, exposure monitoring and determination, protective work clothing and equipment, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping.



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