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OSHA Industry Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

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Online Training Certification Course

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This online course presents an overview of chemical hazards and toxic substances that are commonly used in general industry. OSHA uses the term general industry to refer to all industries not included in agriculture, construction, or maritime. The course will cover the responsibilities of employers and employees. It will cover health hazards from chemicals and toxic substances, as well as hazard controls and federal regulations that protect employees from these hazards.

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$29.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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Yourself & Others
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What are the governing regulations?
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, and; 29 CFR 1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials.

Who must take this training?
Employers are responsible for training employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and any regulations applicable to their work environment. In particular, any employee who handles or uses harmful or toxic substances must be trained on safe handling and use of the materials.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

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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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances-General Industry OSHA Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is this 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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.

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

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances-General Industry. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer -

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances-General Industry OSHA Training 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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