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This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5207 General Industry, and Section 1532 Construction Industry Cadmium Standard.
Who must take this course?
Any workers who are or will be exposed to cadmium at the action level of 2.5 micrograms of cadmium per cubic meter of air calculated as an 8-hour time-weighted average must be given cadmium exposure training. Training is required prior to or at the time of the initial work assignment, and at least annually after that. Employers must keep a record of certification for one year from the date of certification.
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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 Cadmium 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 Cadmium Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.
Cadmium is a heavy metal that can cause damage to the lungs and kidneys along with many other adverse health effects. Those most at risk for cadmium exposure work in shipyards, construction, and other general industries. Despite these risks, overexposure to cadmium is preventable. If workers are aware of the dangers and safety measures, they can vastly reduce their risk for overexposure. Furthermore, following proper protocol if overexposure does occur can greatly improve the chances of mitigating the effects. This course provides information specific to the California standards regarding cadmium.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Cadmium Safety Training
- Key Terms
- Sources of Cadmium
- High Risk Jobs
- Modes of Exposure
- Exposure Statistics
- Cadmium Exposure
- Symptoms of Cadmium Poisoning
- Symptoms of Short-term Exposure
- Symptoms of Long-term Exposure
- Pregnant or Nursing Women, Babies, and Children
- Applicable Regulations
- Employer Responsibilities
- Competent Person
- Communication of Hazards
- Permissible Exposure Levels (PELs)
- Separate Engineering Control Airborne Limits (SECALs)
- Exposure Assessment
- Record Keeping
- Written Compliance Program
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Medical Monitoring
- Medical Surveillance
- Initial Examination
- Periodic Medical Examinations
- Medical Examinations Due to Emergencies
- Employee Exposure and Medical Records
- Employee Responsibilities
- Biological Monitoring Advisor
- Preventative Measures and Best Practices
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Regulated Areas
- Warning Labels for Cadmium
- Hygiene Provisions
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Respiratory Protection
- Respirator Components
- Types of Respirators
- Respirator Requirements for Cadmium Exposure
- Best Practices
- Additional Resources
Training shall be provided prior to or at the time of initial assignment to a job involving potential exposure to cadmium and at least annually thereafter.