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The EPA oversees the policies for arsenic contamination of the environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provide guidance for preventing workers from being exposed to arsenic. The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) sets "threshold limit value" (TLV) guidelines for industrial chemicals such as arsenic.
Who must take this course?
Anyone who is exposed to arsenic on the job, and their employers, should understand the hazards of unsafe exposure to arsenic and be familiar with safe work practices that minimize the risk of poisoning or injury.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Arsenic Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
This course is designed to help you achieve a general awareness of arsenic and the dangers of arsenic exposure. The course will explore potential sources of arsenic, the risks and symptoms of exposure, and applicable regulations pertaining to arsenic. It will also provide strategies to prevent arsenic exposure in the workplace and community.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Arsenic Safety Training
- Overview of the Sources of Arsenic Exposure
- Overview of Human Health Risks from Arsenic Exposure
- Importance of Awareness of Arsenic Risks
- Overview of Applicable Standards and Regulations for Arsenic
- Key Terms
- Characteristics, Uses, and Sources of Arsenic
- Arsenic Compounds
- Organic Arsenic
- Inorganic Arsenic
- Where Is Arsenic Found?
- Arsenic Exposure from Drinking Water
- Arsenic Exposure from Plant-Based Foods
- Arsenic Exposure from Rice and Rice Products
- Arsenic Exposure from Meat and Dairy Products
- Arsenic Exposure from Seafood
- Industrial Sources of Arsenic Exposure
- Arsenic Exposure from Wood Preservatives
- Arsenic Exposure from Agricultural Chemicals
- Other Industrial Sources of Arsenic Exposure
- Arsenic and Its Impact on Human Health
- Modes of Arsenic Exposure
- Arsenic Exposure Risks for Children
- Populations at Highest Risk of Arsenic Exposure
- Impact of Arsenic Exposure on Human Health
- Acute Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic
- Chronic Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic
- Medical Treatment for People Exposed to Inorganic Arsenic
- Acute Exposure to Arsine
- Chronic Exposure to Arsine
- Medical Treatment for Arsine Exposure
- Applicable Regulations and Standards for Arsenic
- Regulations and Standards for Arsenic in the Environment
- Regulations and Standards for Arsenic in the Workplace
- Regulations and Standards for Arsenic in Food
- Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Arsenic Exposure on Human Health
- Avoiding Inhalation and Dermal Absorption of Arsenic
- Avoiding the Ingestion of Arsenic
- Emergency Response to Arsine Exposure
- Emergency First Aid for Arsenic Exposure
- Implementation of Arsenic Exposure Control Program
- Medical Surveillance
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Additional Resources
The development of a program to control and monitor arsenic exposure is the best way for employers to protect their workers and for community agencies to protect their citizens. Having a program in place is particularly important when workers or residents are likely to be exposed to arsenic.
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