Hexavalent Chromium: Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Hexavalent Chromium Standards

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 18th, 2011
Topics: Hazwoper & Emergency Response |

Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

This guide is intended to help small businesses comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)) standards. Employees exposed to Cr(VI) are at increased risk of developing serious adverse health effects including lung cancer, asthma and damage to the nasal passages and skin. This guide describes the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees from the hazards associated with exposure to Cr(VI).