CAW National Council 4000
Occupational Health and Safety

Hazardous Substances:  Chromium

Chromium can cause ill-health effects through inhalation and contact with skin and eyes.

Effects

Chromium is an extreme health hazard. Skin exposure may cause irritation, rash or external ulcers. Inhalation may cause respiratory
or liver cancer as well as kidney damage.

Prevention

Enclose process
Local exhaust ventilation
General exhaust ventilation
Personal protective equipment.

Standards

ACGIH TLVs:
        
0.5 mg/m3for chromium metal and Cr(III) compounds
0.05 mg/m3for water-soluble Cr(VI) compounds
0.01 mg/m3for insoluble CR (VI) compounds

Source:  CAW Health, Safety & Environment Department