Hexavalent chromium publications
Fact Sheet: Controlling hazardous fume and gases during welding Federal OSHA
This fact sheet discusses welding operations, applicable OSHA standards, and suggestions for protecting welders and coworkers from exposures to the many hazardous substances in welding fumes.
Fact Sheet: Controlling Hexavalent Chromium Exposures during Electroplating Federal OSHA
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.
Fact Sheet: Hexavalent chromium
Describes the sources of hexavalent chromium, the risks of exposure and those likely to by affected - typically workers who handle pigments containing dry chromate and spray paints and coatings containing chromate, workers who operate chrome plating baths, and those who weld or cut metals containing chromium
Fact Sheet: Hexavalent Chromium Hazards in Bridge Painting Federal OSHA
Hexavalent chromium or Cr(VI) is a toxic form of chromium that can cause severe health effects to workers, including lung cancer. Chromium compounds are added to paints and primers to provide corrosion protection and reflective properties.