Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) compounds are a group of chemical substances that contain the metallic element chromium in its positive-6 valence (hexavalent) state. Occupational exposures to Cr(VI) occur during the production of stainless steel, welding, thermal cutting, and chrome plating.
In 2006 OSHA modified the Cr(VI) standard and reduced the permissible amount of Chromium from 52 micro grams per cubic centimeters to 5 micro grams per cubic centimeters. Manufactures had four years to become compliant to the new standard. On May 31st, 2010 the new standard went into effect.
Cee Kay has put together this resource to help keep you up to date on all Hevavalent Chromium news and to help you find the answers to your chrome 6 questions. Cee Kay does not specialize in OSHA CrVI standards. Two companies in the Saint Louis area that specialize in industrial hygiene are listed below.
John A Jurgiel & Associates