Hexavalent Chromium Program - ISNetworld RAVS Section - US
Hexavalent Chromium Program - ISNetworld RAVS Section- US
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An excerpt from ISNetworld® RAVS®* Safety plan Hexavalent Chromium Program
This program is intended to convey the potential hazards associated with working with hexavalent chromium (aka chromium (VI), hexchrome, Cr (VI)) and to provide a means by which employees can protect themselves, their co-employees, the public and the environment. While significant exposure to hexchrome would not be expected when working at typical construction sites, employees can best protect themselves by being aware of hexchrome concerns and where it might be encountered.
Chromium is a naturally occurring element found in rocks, animals, plants and soil. This naturally occurring form of chromium is called trivalent chromium (chromium +3 or Cr+3) and is an essential nutrient, meaning that the body needs small amounts of it to maintain health. However, other forms of chromium such as hexavalent and elemental chromium are produced by industrial processes and can cause significant health effects.
Hexchrome exposure can occur by inhalation, ingestion and by skin contact. Inhaling hexchrome dust can result in irritation to the nose, causing runny nose, nose bleeds, ulcers and even holes in the nasal wall upon high exposures. Ingesting or eating hexchrome can result in stomach upset and ulcers as well as kidney and liver damage. Skin contact with hexchrome can cause skin irritation and some individuals have allergic reactions to this material. Finally, studies have shown that excessive exposure to this compound may increase the risk of lung cancer.
The greatest potential for exposure to employees is in industrial facilities that are making chromium containing pigments, dyes, inks and plastics as well as chrome plating operations. While construction site exposure potential is significantly less, employees may be exposed to hexchrome when welding on stainless steel or chromium alloys or conducting hot work on paints or coatings that contain chromium pigments. Another potential source is contact with portland cement which may have small amounts of hexchrome as a contaminant.