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Industrial Chemical Hazards & Toxic Substances

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910

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This OSHA toxic substances training covers the responsibilities of employers and employees related to the management of hazardous or toxic chemicals and substances. It will address key safety practices, including ventilation, protective equipment, and hazard communication.

According to OSHA, around 32 million workers are potentially exposed to one or more chemical hazards. With an estimated 650,000 existing chemical products, chemical hazards in industry pose severe problems for workers and their employers.

Workers in general industry may be exposed to toxic or hazardous substances in the form of gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, mists, liquids, sludges, or solids. Signs of exposure may be immediate or delayed, sometimes for months or years. The consequences exposure to general industry toxic substances can be serious, life-threatening, and even fatal. General industry personnel must receive specialized OSHA chemical hazards training to understand these risks and how to prevent them.

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This online chemical hazards training is designed for anyone who works in general industry. OHSA uses the term general industry to refer to all industries not included in agriculture, construction, or maritime activities. This online toxic substances training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace caused by general industry chemical hazards.

Employers are obligated to provide a safe workplace, which includes recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions. This general industry toxic substances training meets the requirements set forth by OHSA chemical hazards regulations.

Case Study: A Wyoming resident was helping collect air samples near a fracking site. She reported having an asthmatic episode even though she has never had asthma. She ended up at a local hospital where she was treated for asthma and severe rashes. Benzene, formaldehyde, and hydrogen sulfide were found in the air at toxic levels.

Key Takeaway: Oil and gas wells are often leaky and can spew dangerous cancer-causing chemicals into the air. When dealing with these kinds of chemicals and substances, it is essential that every proper safety procedure is followed and the air is continually tested for hazardous substances. This woman should have been wearing PPE to protect her from hazardous conditions. Her failure to do so caused her asthmatic episode.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations.

OSHA standards are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 is reserved for general industry standards. The following OSHA regulations are applicable to chemical hazards and toxic substances in general industry:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • 29 CFR 1910.1000 - Air Contaminants
  • 29 CFR 1910.1200 - Hazard Communication
  • 29 CFR 1910.94 - Ventilation
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances
  • Types of Health Hazards
  • Toxicology
  • Regulations
  • State Regulations
  • Key Terms
  • Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs)
  • Routes of Entry
    Best Practices
  • Responsibilities-Employers
  • Responsibilities-Employees
  • Chemical Hygiene Officer
  • Training
    Hazard Awareness
  • Recognition of Health Hazards
  • Common Health Effects of Chemical Hazards
  • Employee Exposure and Medical Records
  • Hazard Monitoring
    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
  • Hazard Classification
  • Health Hazard Classes
  • Labels
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Hazard Communication Program
    Exposure Controls
  • Elimination/Substitution
  • Engineering Controls
  • Administrative and Work Practice Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Selecting Respiratory Protection
  • Respirator Components
  • Types of Respirators
  • Respiratory Protection Program
    General Industry Chemicals and Toxic Substances
  • Gases
  • Gas Properties
  • Common Hazardous Gases
  • Vapors
  • Common Hazardous Vapors
  • Fumes
  • Common Hazardous Fumes
  • Dusts and Fibers
  • Silica
  • Additional Dusts and Fibers
  • Mists
  • Lead
  • Lead Exposure Levels
  • Lead-Medical Surveillance
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Cadmium
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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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to chemical hazards and toxic substances. Annual safety training ensures that employees have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform work safely. According to 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication, employees must receive information and training on hazardous chemicals at the time of their initial assignment and whenever a new chemical hazard is introduced to the work area. This OSHA toxic substances and chemical hazards training meets these initial and refresher training recommendations.

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

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