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Hexavalent Chromium Exposure controls: Best Practices for Welders video Training Package Development and Dissemination.

University of Washington, in collaboration with Sheet Metal Associated Contractors of North America (W Washington), Puget sound Shipbuilders Association, Local 66 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association JATC, Local 104 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Workers Local 86

Project Summary

Raise welders’ and their employers’ awareness, not only of the new CrVI standard, but also about which welding processes are likely to result in exposures exceeding the CrVI PEL or action level.  Provide best practices training for welders on the use of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems and other controls to reduce CrVI exposures using industry relevant training methods.  Improve understanding among welders regarding the effective use of LEV, and reduce exposures to CrVI.

Amount Awarded: $158,203

Final Report (91 KB PDF)

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