Hexavalent Chromium

Worker safety can be at risk due to hexavalent chromium exposure.


In November 2006 OSHA lowered the permissible exposure limit for hexavalent chromium from 50 micrograms to 5 micrograms per cubic meter of air. Since then, the need for full-scale management of these hazards – rather than piecemeal solutions – has intensified.


How We Help You


  • Perform characterization, monitoring, and evaluation of site conditions and worker exposure
  • Produce an exhaustive report and design a remediation plan
  • Continue to work closely with both you and the regulatory agencies to provide updates regarding compliance solutions
  • Conduct feasibility studies to develop a long-term strategy for reducing cleanup timeframes.

We also offer training courses to help you understand the complexities of OSHA compliance.

As a result of our skill and experience in this area, we are currently playing a key role in the nation’s largest study of industrial worker and welder exposure to hexavalent chromium.


Project Experience

S&R formulated a Hexavalent Chromium Program for a national energy provider with co-generation stations in 18 states. This comprehensive program encompassed onsite monitoring of workers in various conditions at plants throughout the United States. The data was then gathered and formulated into an OSHA-compliant Hexavalent Chromium Program which assisted the energy provider in earning OSHA’s recognition as a VPP Star.

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