OSHA: Hazard Recognition: Chromium
Workers in many different occupations are exposed to hexavalent chromium. Occupational exposures occur mainly among workers who handle pigments containing dry chromate, spray paints and coatings containing chromate, operate chrome plating baths, and weld or cut metals containing chromium, such as stainless steel. Stainless steel welding involves the greatest exposure to hexavalent chromium. The following references aid in recognizing hazards and health effects associated with hexavalent chromium.