The University of Iowa

Hexavalent Chromium

 The goal of the Hexavalent Chromium safety program is to protect people injuries and illnesses associated with using products that contain hexavalent chromium.


Hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium (VI) and CrVI, is found in stainless steel, paints, and chromic acid.


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  • Hexavalent Chromium Safety - W540OS
    • This EHS course provides the training required by the OSHA hexavalent chromium standard.
    • This course is required initially for the potentially exposed employees and annually for all employees exposed over the action level for hexavalent chromium.

For further training and registration information, go to EHS Safety Training.


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