MADE ANY CHANGES IN YOUR PROCESSES WITH
HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM SINCE 2006?
LIKE CHANGES IN FUME SUPPRESSANT?
Then you are required to perform additional air monitoring for Hex Chrome.
Sub-chapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
§5206. Chromium (VI).
(F) The employer shall perform additional monitoring when there has been any change in the production process, raw materials, equipment, personnel, work practices, or control methods that may result in new or additional exposures to chromium (VI), or when the employer has any reason to believe that new or additional exposures have occurred.
MFASC HEX CHROME MONITORING GROUP
Initial air monitoring was conducted in 2006 when the PEL was lowered by OSHA. If you have made any changes in you processing, you’ll need to conduct monitoring once again.
Personal breathing zone air samples for each employee exposed or a representative sample of each employee’s exposure per job classification, work area, full 8 hour shift and exposure to the highest potential exposure.
Area monitoring is not an acceptable method for determining PEL compliance.
Selected Employees will wear a sampling device for a full shift.
WHY WORRY ABOUT IT?
If AQMD comes in with a task force (which includes CAL/OSHA) to inspect your facility, you will be asked about your current PEL air monitoring.
COST & SCHEDULING
Cost of air monitoring for members of the MFASC Hex Chrome Compliance Group will be the same as it was ten years ago.
Contact Bernie Moore at bernie@MooreCompliance.com for more information and/or to schedule your air monitoring.