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The purpose of this course is to give basic and fundamental safety and health knowledge on the uses, dangers, and new regulatory requirements for hexavalent chromium. The intended audience for this publication is employees, supervisors, safety and health officials, and anyone who may be exposed to or oversee operations using hexavalent chromium. The course begins with an overview of Hexavalent Chromium and its history, followed by a discussion of the health risks connected with this metal, information on the 2006 OSHA standard, and a discussion of some of the standard's highlights.
The Hexavalent Chromium for General Industry course in an intermediate-level training from OSHA Education School designed to serve health and safety officers, in particular. Participants will learn the essentials surrounding Hexavalent Chromium, as well as what exposure can do to the human body, OSHA standards, and more. Specific emphasis will be placed on medical surveillance, hazard communication, and other topics related to Hexavalent Chromium safety. OSHA Education School’s Hexavalent Chromium for General Industry course describes chromium and how individuals can avoid the dangerous forms of chromium. Additionally, participants will cover exposure, hazards, and related illnesses. Specific course topics include the following: Background of Hexavalent Chromium Health hazards OSHA standard & standard highlights Medical surveillance Hazard communication Additional resources Specific industry terms covered throughout the three courses include the following: Personal protective equipment (PPE) OSHA Hexavalent Chromium National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Routes of exposure Permissible exposure limit (PEL) Hygiene areas Action level Physician or other licensed healthcare professional (PLHCP)
The Hexavalent Chromium for General Industry course is designed for general industry workers, as well as all those who may come into contact with Hexavalent Chromium while working. Individuals who will specifically benefit from this course include the following: General industry workers General industry supervisors General industry managers Health and safety officers