OSHA® Fact Sheet Download – Controlling Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium in Aerospace and Air Transport Painting

Edwards AFB Paint Booth
GFS F-15 Fighting Falcon Paint Booth at Edwards AFB

We figured we’d make it easy for you to find this helpful fact sheet made available by OSHA® regarding the safe use of Hexavalent Chromium in aerospace paint finishing applications.

GFS is happy to have provided information and illustrations for OSHA® used in the creation of this fact sheet.

From the article: “Hexavalent chromium or Cr(VI) is a toxic form of chromium which can cause severe health effects to workers, including lung cancer. Chromium compounds are added to paints and primers to provide corrosion protection and to create specific colors.”

For more information on Aerospace paint booths and finishing processes, visit the GFS Finishing Academy Aerospace Training Module.

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