The 3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division

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New OSHA hexavalent chromium standards

May 8, 2007


Compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] standards requires certain industries, including steel fabrication, to meet specific respiratory protection requirements. This Q and A article identifies affected industries and applications and discusses how to determine exposure and comply.

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