There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.
This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules, proposed rules, and other notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to chromium (VI).
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910.1026, Cr(VI)
- 1910.124, General requirements for dipping and coating operations
- 1910.1000, Air contaminants
- Table Z-1, Limits for air contaminants
Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)
- 1915.1026, Cr(VI)
- 1915.51, Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting and heating
- 1915.1000, Air contaminants
Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)
- 1917.152, Welding, cutting and heating (hot work)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
- 1926.1126, Cr(VI)
- 1926.55, Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists
- 1926.57, Ventilation [Note 1926.57(i), Open surface tanks]
- 1926.353, Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting, and heating
Preambles to Final Rules
- Controlling Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium in Aerospace and Air Transport Painting (PDF*). OSHA Fact Sheet 3650, (2013).
- Hexavalent Chromium Hazards in Bridge Painting (PDF*). OSHA Fact Sheet 3649, (2013).
- Controlling Hexavalent Chromium Exposures during Electroplating (PDF*). OSHA Fact Sheet 3648, (2013).
- Controlling Hazardous Fume and Gases during Welding (PDF*). OSHA Fact Sheet 3647, (2013).