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This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5218 Benzene Safety Standard.
Who must take this course?
Anyone who has occupational exposure to benzene, either one time or on an ongoing basis, should understand the hazards of exposure to benzene and be familiar with safe work practices that minimize that exposure. Persons who may be frequently exposed to benzene include steelworkers, refinery workers, tire manufacturing workers, printers, shoemakers, lab technicians, gas station employees, and firefighters.
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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 Cal/OSHA Regulations Benzene Safety Training 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 Cal/OSHA Benzene Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Title 8 California Code of Regulations (CCR), Article 108, section 5218 sets forth regulations for occupational exposure to benzene. The subsections, each of which will be covered in this course, set forth employee exposure limits, exposure monitoring and oversight requirements, compliance methods, respiratory protection and personal protective equipment requirements, medical surveillance parameters, hazard communication guidelines, and recordkeeping requirements.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Cal/OSHA Benzene Safety
- Introduction to Benzene
- Key Terms
- Applicable Regulations
- Introduction to Cal/OSHA Benzene Regulations (§5218)
- Benzene Safety Hazards
- Health Risks of Exposure to Benzene
- Type of Exposure
- Delayed Effects
- Effects of Chronic or Repeated Exposure
- Benzene Exposure Monitoring
- Employee Exposure Limits and Monitoring
- Initial Monitoring and Periodic Monitoring
- Termination of Monitoring
- Additional Monitoring
- Employee Notification of Monitoring Results
- Observation of Monitoring
- Methods of Compliance
- Compliance Program
- Benzene Safe Work Practices
- Respiratory Protection
- Respirator Selection
- Protective Clothing and Equipment
- Spill and Leak Procedures
- Emergency First Aid Procedures
- Employer Communication, Recordkeeping, and Medical Surveillance
- Communication of Hazards
- Warning Signs and Labels
- Information and Training
- Medical Surveillance
- Initial Examination
- Periodic Examinations
- Emergency Examinations
- Additional Examinations and Referrals
- Information Provided to the Physician
- Physician's Written Reports
- Medical Removal Plan
- Medical Removal Protection Benefits
- Recordkeeping-Exposure Measurements
- Recordkeeping-Medical Surveillance
- Access to Records
- Additional Resources
The employer shall provide employees with information and training at the time of their initial assignment to a work area where benzene is present. If exposures are above the action level, employees shall be provided with information and training at least annually thereafter.