DoD Risk Management
DoD Risk Alert for Hexavalent Chrome (PDF)
This factsheet highlights the emerging issues related to hexavalent chrome and actions that DoD employees and contractors can take to minimize risks
New Amphibious Tank Coated with Hex Chrome Substitute (DOC)
4-10 This Spring, 2010 article was published with the permission of CorrDefense, a publication focused on protecting military vehicles and equipment.
Replacement of Hexavalent Chromium on DOD Weapons Systems (PDF)
Featured presentation by Bruce Sartwell, Weapons Systems and Platforms Program Manager, SERDP/ESTCP
BNA article (PDF)
A series of field surveys conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that, for some workplace processes, exposures to hexavalent chromium below accepted limits may not be achievable without respirator use, according to an article in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.
Regulatory Considerations for Chromium (PDF)
A study on the regulatory consideration for chromium prepared by NASAs Principal Center for Regulatory Risk Analysis and Communication. The report concludes that because of its relatively heavy regulatory burden, hardware designs incorporating hexavalent chromium may face future materials obsolescence risks if vendors should become unwilling or unable to supply parts or other products containing or manufactured using hexavalent chromium.
Hex Chrome - 2006 workshop on substitutes (DOC)
Hex Chrome Substitutes and Risk Mitigation
Lockheed Martin - Corporate Policy Hexavalent Chromium Dec 2007 (DOC)
As the result of a recently released Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard on the reduction of exposure to hexavalent chromium (29 CFR 1910.1026) in the workplace, we are accelerating our pursuit of alternatives to hexavalent chromium for application to our various products and processes. We must be in compliance with the new standard and ensure any needed engineering controls are in place by 2010. Accordingly, in our continual efforts to ensure a healthy and safe workplace for our employees, we have identified the reduction and eventual elimination of hexavalent chromium in all of our products and processes as a priority for the Corporation.
Raytheon Hex Chrome Final JRT for Qualifications (PDF)
Ratheon submission to get substitute for Hex Chrome qualified by DoD
Primer Coatings - QPL (PDF)
Deft hex chrome free primer approved for QPL
QPL - Chromit AL TCP (PDF)
QPL - Metalast Chemical Conversion Coating for Al and Alloys (PDF)
Alodine T5900 RTU QPL (PDF)
DoD Policy and Reports
AMMTIAC Alternatives to Hex Chrome Article 2012 (PDF)
This article is excerpted from a recently published AMMTIAC report on the analysis of alternatives to using corrosion preventatives containing hexavalent chromium. In the area of corrosion prevention and control, AMMTIAC serves as the DoDs central source of engineering and technical data - as well as research and development information on metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. AMMTIAC is a charter member of the Corrosion Prevention and Control Integrated Product Team (CPC IPT) under the Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight (CPO), and AMMTIAC has supported the CPOs mission since it was stood up in 2003. In addition to this publication, AMMTIAC has authored the handbook, Corrosion Prevention and Control: A Program Management Guide for Selecting Materials, constructed a corrosion literature database containing nearly 9,000 publicly released documents available online, and has performed additional projects in corrosion prevention.