By Eric Pylkas
Insight IH Consulting assists clients with services that help compliance with the OSHA hexavalent chromium standard. We perform baseline and periodic monitoring. We can also help you establish or modify a program, and have conducted on-site training.
Estimates reveal that 558,000 workers are potentially exposed to Cr(VI) in the United States. Workplace exposures occur mainly in the following areas:
– Welding and other types of “hot work” on stainless steel and other metals that contain chromium
– Pigments, spray paints and coatings
– Chrome plating baths
Insight has measured concentrations capable of exceeding full-shift PELs in fifteen minutes samples. As such, Safety Professionals should ensure maintenance personnel are sufficiently protected with the proper PPE. Additionally, to ensure compliance, firms should look to implement proper controls (exhaust hoods and fresh-air supply) and provide training to affected employees.
Applicable OSHA Standard: 1910.1026 – Chromium (VI)
Selecting processes to minimize hexavalent chromium from stainless steel welding.
Clearing the Air: The Importance of Filter Replacement for Welding Fume Extraction Systems
Insight IH Consulting has extensive experience in personal sampling for hexavalent chromium, and in compliance with the OSHA Standard.
20 February 2019
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