|Occupational Health and Safety
Hazardous Substances: Chromium
Chromium can cause ill-health effects through inhalation and contact with skin and eyes.
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.
Local exhaust ventilation
General exhaust ventilation
Personal protective equipment.
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