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Arsenic Hazards Safety


Online Training Certification Course

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Arsenic is a potentially lethal poison that, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is five times more toxic than lead. Inorganic arsenic can be found in air, water, and soil. It is present in high levels in the groundwater in numerous countries, including the United States. Arsenic is a naturally occurring inorganic element that has been used in combination with other elements across numerous industries, such as construction, agriculture, and electronics.

This online training course details potential sources of arsenic, the risks and symptoms of exposure, and applicable arsenic regulations. Arsenic is highly toxic in its inorganic form, which threatens public health through contaminated drinking water used for drinking, food preparation, or irrigation, as well as in numerous industrial processes. The topics detailed in our online certification course will provide strategies to prevent arsenic exposure in the workplace and community.

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What are the governing regulations?
Different forms of arsenic are found in varied sources, which requires multiple government agencies to regulate arsenic hazards. The EPA oversees the standards for arsenic in the environment. For example, 66 FR 6976 establishes maximum contaminant levels for arsenic in non-community water systems.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) establish the regulations and standards regarding arsenic exposure in the workplace. Arsine gas is regulated by 40 CFR Part 61, which addresses national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants. 29 CFR 1910.1018 establishes inspection and compliance procedures for the occupational exposure standard for organic and inorganic arsenic-containing compounds.

The World Health Organization (WHO) establishes a provisional global standard for allowable levels of arsenic in drinking water worldwide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) establishes the regulations concerning arsenic in food.

Who must take this training?
Anyone exposed to arsenic hazards should participate in arsenic safety training. Arsenic is used in many industrial purposes, from electronics to alloy manufacturing, pharmaceutical substances, construction, pesticides, glass production, and more.

Workers associated with potentially high-risk areas for arsenic exposure should become familiar with safe work practices and procedures that can minimize the risk of illness, poisoning, and fatalities.

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Case Study: The communities of Sunland Park and Santa Teresa in New Mexico have been battling elevated levels of arsenic in the region's drinking water. Water sample test results showed a consistent pattern of dangerously high arsenic levels. The utility responsible for drinking water, the Camino Real Regional Utility Authority (CRRUA), violated the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act multiple times from February 2012 through April 2016. Violations occurred in all of the utility's water system, including its wells, the two arsenic treatment plants, and a storage tank. The EPA reported that CRRUA failed to sample its water for arsenic, or failed to sample it correctly three times during those years. CRRUA also failed to issue the legally required public advisory notices for three quarters.

Key Takeaway: This gross oversight and irresponsibility on the part of CRRUA jeopardized the health and well-being of all of the citizens who relied on its water. Although individuals may take some precautions, the responsibility of protecting people from arsenic exposure rests largely on government agencies. In this case, the agency failed miserably in its responsibility.

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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
    • Arsine
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Arsenic Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

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We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

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Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA's standards for inorganic arsenic, as detailed in 29 CFR 1910.1018, requires employees to receive safety training at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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