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This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5190 Cotton Dust Safety Standard.
Who must take this course?
The employer shall provide a training program for all employees in all workplaces within the scope of Section 5190(a) where cotton dust is present and shall assure that each employee in these workplaces is trained per this regulation.
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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 Cotton Dust 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 Cotton Dust Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.
Cotton dust is a colorless, odorless substance that occurs commonly when working with raw and partially treated cotton. Workers who inhale large amounts of cotton dust are at risk for byssinosis, which is a disabling lung disease (commonly referred to as "brown lung"). Despite this risk, overexposure to cotton dust 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 happen can greatly improve the chances of mitigating the effects. This course provides information specific to the California standards regarding cotton dust.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Cotton Dust Safety Training
- Key Terms
- High Risk Jobs
- Common Pulmonary Diseases
- Symptoms and Health Effects of Exposure to Cotton Dust
- Exposure Statistics
- Applicable Regulations
- Federal Regulations
- Cal/OSHA Safety Orders
- Employer Responsibilities
- Exposure Levels
- Dust Monitoring Devices
- Initial Monitoring
- Periodic Monitoring
- Safety Program
- Engineering Controls
- Other Requirements
- Work Practices
- Restrictions on Using Compressed Air for Cleaning
- Other Requirements
- Good Cleaning Practices
- Facial Attachments-Tight Fitting Coverings
- Facial Attachments-Loose Fitting Coverings
- Air Purifying Respirators
- Powered Air Purifying Respirators
- Supplied Air Respirators
- Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Fit Testing
- Medical Examinations
- Initial Examination
- Schilling's Byssinosis Classification
- Further Examinations
- Doctor's Opinion
- Additional Resources
The training program shall be provided prior to initial assignment and shall be repeated at least annually for each employee exposed to cotton dust, when job assignments or work processes change and when employee performance indicates a need for retraining.