chromium (Cr 6) is associated with lung cancer and other serious
illnesses. Health effects recognized by
OSHA when promulgating new standards included lung cancer, occupational asthma,
and dermal effects. There are currently
comprehensive OSHA Cr 6 standards in place for General Industry, Construction
and Shipyards—all of which were phased in between 2006 and 2010.
This webinar will lead with an overview of
the health effects of Cr 6, OSHA standards, and the industries where exposures
are encountered. An emphasis will be
placed on welding fumes, associated with stainless steel welding. Exposure levels associated with various
welding processes, factors that contribute to exposure, and research on
engineering controls will be presented. This webinar will assist employers in evaluating exposures associated
with common welding processes and selecting effective engineering controls.