Hexavalent Chromium Safety

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Hexavalent Chromium is classified as an occupational carcinogen and with contact can irreversibly damage the nose and eyes. It has played a role in lung cancer development and skin reactions to it are usually quite severe. Periodic monitoring is essential to make sure that you react to the "action level" (2.5 micrograms) so that the PEL (5 micrograms) is not reached. Also covered in the video is HAZCOM, respiratory protection, as well as other PPE, maintaining regulated areas, and housekeeping (including proper disposal). Record-keeping and proper medical surveillance is also highlighted.