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Document ID (ISN)104774
CIS number 06-351
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dobos R.T.
Title Lower limits coming for hexavalent chromium
Bibliographic information Jan. 2005, Vol.67, No.1, p.44-45. Illus. 1 ref.
Internet access 06-0351.pdf [in English]
Abstract The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established an 8-hour time-weighted average exposure limit of 1.0µg/m3 in its proposed rule for hexavalent chromium, which is significantly lower than current levels applied in the manufacturing and construction industries. This article discusses the proposed changes and the implications of the rule for employers with respect to training, information, limitation of exposure, monitoring and medical supervision.
Descriptors (primary) USA; chromium and compounds; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; chromium; health hazards; responsibilities of employers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances