Hexavalent Chromium

Standards

Requirements to protect workers from Cr(VI) exposure are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to the chromium (VI).

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials

1910.124, General requirements for dipping and coating operations.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants.

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1910.1000 TABLE Z-1, TABLE Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants.

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1910.1026, Chromium (VI).

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart D

1915.51, Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting and heating.

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1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1000, Air contaminants.

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1915.1026, Chromium (VI).

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1917 Subpart G - Related Terminal Operations and Equipment

1917.152, Welding, cutting and heating (hot work) (See also §1917.2, definition of Hazardous cargo, materials, substance, or atmosphere).

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Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.55, Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists.

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1926.57, Ventilation.

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1926 Subpart J - Welding and Cutting

1926.353, Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting, and heating.

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1926 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1926.1126, Chromium (VI).

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State Standards

There are 28 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.

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