OSHA booklet helps employers comply with hexavalent chromium standards
Hexavalent chromium is used in pigments, metal finishing, wood preservatives and fungicides. Workers exposed to the toxic chemical can develop lung cancer and damage to the nose, throat and respiratory system. Inhaling the chemical's fumes can cause allergic reactions or asthmatic symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Workers may also be exposed to hexavalent chromium fumes generated during welding of chromium metal alloys.
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April 12, 2010
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