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Monthly archives for September, 2014

Hexavalent Chromium Exposure in Welding

Hexavelent chromium or Cr(VI) can be generated and pose a hazard to workers during certain types of  welding.   Welding can be found in almost all industries.  Hexavalent chromium compounds all contain the chromium (+6) ion.  In 2006, OSHA  updated its health standards regulating exposures to hexavalent chromium compounds in general industry (29 CFR 1910.1026), construction […]

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A Brief History of Industrial Hygiene and the Certified Industrial Hygienist

Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) play a vital role in protecting the health and safety of workers and the community.  The importance of Industrial hygiene has been acknowledged since antiquity. The environment and its relation to worker health was recognized as early as the fourth century BC when Hippocrates identified lead toxicity in the mining industry. […]

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