hexavalent chromium requirement News

  • Hexavalent Chromium Requirements in the Workplace

    If a company works with chromium containing materials such as stainless steel, conducts chemical film or plating operations involving hexavalent chromium (Cr+6) or spray paints with products containing Cr+6, it is required by state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHAs) to take specific actions. As stated in a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • OSHA booklet outlines hexavalent chromium standards

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published Hexavalent Chromium, a booklet outlining industry requirements for hexavalent chromium standards. Workers exposed to this toxic chemical can develop lung cancer and damage to the nose, throat and respiratory system. Inhaling the chemical's fumes can cause allergic reactions or asthmatic symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness ...

  • EPA statement on chromium-6 in drinking water

    EPA issued the following statement and background information in response to a study released on December 20, 2010 by the Environmental Working Group: “EPA absolutely has a drinking water standard for total chromium, which includes chromium-6 (also known as Hexavalent Chromium), and we require water systems to test for it. This standard is based on the best available science and is ...

  • WI Environmental Announces Availability of Blending and Distribution Rights for China

    WI Environmental today announces the availability of its blending and distribution rights for China of its trademarked product XR-88. XR-88 is the only product proven to help the environment by permanently remediating heavy metals including hexavalent chromium and poisons turning them inert and benign to the environment. XR-88 has passed all China National Standards and U.S. EPA regulations. ...


    By WI Environmental

  • Toxic Plume of Chromium Spreads at Town Made Famous by Erin Brokovich

    LA Testing provides testing services for hazardous materials to protect people and the environment. December 8th, 2010 Garden Grove, CA Last month MSNBC reported that a toxic plume of chromium has spread to numerous groundwater wells in a California desert town made famous by actress Julia Roberts in the Erin Brockovich movie. According to the article, regulators have reported increasing ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Aerospace Giant to Pay $12 Million for Discharge Violations

    HARTFORD, Connecticut (ENS) - Aerospace systems manufacturer Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, pleaded guilty on Thursday before U.S. District Judge Alvin Thompson in Hartford to two counts of violating the federal Clean Water Act. The company admitted discharging hexavalent chromium and copper to the Farmington River in excess of its permit limits. In a binding ...

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    2011 Predictions For EPA's Office Of Chemical Safety And Pollution Prevention: The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) are provided in a memorandum available online. In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the ...


    By Acta Group

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