Substitution or reduction of hexavalent chromium exposure in surface treatment

MS information
France
French
2010

Description

The 45-page guide presents the health risks of exposure to hexavalent chromium, the processes in which this substance is used and the possible substitutes thereof. It also provides advice on reducing the exposure levels if substitution is not possible, and it gives an overview of the measurement and health surveillance issues.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Fabrication de produits en plastique
Fabrication de produits métalliques, à l’exception des machines et des équipements
Provider: 
Cramif — Health Insurance of Ile-de-France
Tasks covered: 
Electroplating
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Liquids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

hexavalent chromium

CAS Number: 
7440-47-3
EC number: 
231-157-5
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers

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