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Thursday, January 14, 2010

New OSHA Booklet Sets Forth Hexavalent Chromium Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a booklet describing the industry requirements for safe handling of Hexavalent Chromium. Know hazards to workers handling 
this substance include lung cancer and damage to the nose, throat and 
respiratory system.

"Hexavalent chromium is a powerful lung carcinogen and exposure to this chemical must be minimized," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels. "OSHA provides guidance on its standards to ensure that employers and workers know the best ways to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses."

Click here to read more about Hexavalent Chromium and workers' compensation.

Click here to read about Hexavalent Chromium and potential litigation for benefits.