Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new compliance directive for enforcement of the final rule on hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) standards. The directive, OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-074, Inspection Procedures for the Chromium(VI) Standards, became effective Jan 24, 2008. Cr(VI) compounds are regularly used in the chemical industry in pigments, metal plating and chemical synthesis. Significant health effects associated with exposure to Cr(VI) are lung cancer, nasal septum ulcerations and perforations, skin ulcerations, and allergic and irritant contact dermatitis.
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