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CD provides information on revised OSHA chromium standard

Lincoln Electric has released an arc welding safety CD, MC06-209, featuring industry and product news, including the new OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standard and Small Entity Compliance for Hexavalent Ch...


June 1, 2008
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Lincoln Electric has released an arc welding safety CD, MC06-209, featuring industry and product news, including the new OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standard and Small Entity Compliance for Hexavalent Chromium Standard. The new standard lowers permissible exposure limit for hexavalent chromium, and for all Cr(VI) compounds, to 5 micrograms of Cr(VI) per cubic meter of air as an eight-hour time-weighted average. The new limit is 1/10th of the old limit. Under this new U. S. standard, industries are required to control worker exposures to Cr(VI) so the new limit is not exceeded. Other requirements include worker exposure determinations, protective work clothing and equipment, housekeeping, medical surveillance and communication of hazards and training. Lincoln Electric