Hexavalent Chromium: What You Need to Know safety video program will focus on workplace exposure of Hexavalent Chromium and how to protect yourself. Hexavalent is a toxic form of the element chromium. The Hexavalent Chromium compounds are man-made and are widely used in many different industries. Some of the major industrial sources include chromate pigments in dyes, paint, inks and plastics, chrome plating, smelting of ferro-chromium ore, fumes from welding stainless steel or non-ferrous chromium alloys, impurity present in Portland cement. The primary means of human exposure are inhalation, ingestion and skin contact. It can be inhaled when Hexavalent chromium dusts, mists, or fumes are in the air. Particles of chromium dust can contaminate hands, clothing, food, and facial hair. The National Institute of Health, or NIOSH, considers all Hexavalent chromium to be potential occupational carcinogens. Key Words: Hexavalent Chromium, Workplace Exposure, Chromate Pigments, Non-Ferrous Chromium Alloys, Human Exposure, Chromium Dust, Safety Video, Safety Training, Safety DVD. Runtime: 13 Min. WITH PURCHASE OF ANY ENGLISH VHS OR DVD YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE WRITTEN MATERIAL CD-Rom. The CD-ROM of written materials may include: Leaders Guides, Questions & Answers, Manuals, and Power Points. Contents vary depending on program.