The following OSHA regulations are applicable to chemical hazards and toxic substances in general industry:
29 CFR 1915 - Shipyard; 29 CFR 1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances; 29 CFR 1917 - Marine Terminals; 29 CFR 1917.22-25 - Hazardous Cargo; 29 CFR 1917.28 - Hazard Communication; 29 CFR 1917.152-153 - Welding, Cutting, and Heating; 29 CFR 1918 - Longshoring; 29 CFR 1918.90 - Hazard Communication; 29 CFR 1918.93 - Hazardous Atmospheres and Substances; 29 CFR 1918.94 - Ventilation and Atmospheric Conditions.
Who must take this course?
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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Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Maritime Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances
- Types of Health Hazards
- Routes of Entry
- Special Considerations for the Maritime Industry
- Key Terms
- Regulations and Standards
- State Regulations
- International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG)
- Competent Person
- Hazard Awareness
- Recognition of Health Hazards
- Common Health Effects of Chemical Hazards
- Employee Exposure and Medical Records
- Hazard Monitoring
- Hazard Communication Standard
- Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs)
- Safety Data Sheets
- Hazard Communication Program
- Exposure Controls
- Engineering Controls
- Administrative and Work Practice Controls
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Respiratory Protection
- Selecting Respiratory Protection
- Respirator Components
- Types of Respirators
- Respiratory Protection Program
- Maritime Industry Chemicals and Toxic Substances
- Gas Properties
- Common Hazardous Gases
- Common Hazardous Vapors in Shipyards and Marine Terminals
- Common Hazardous Fumes in Shipyards and Marine Terminals
- Dust in Shipyards and Marine Terminals
- Common Mists in Shipyards and Marine Terminals
- Asbestos Classification
- Asbestos Employer Requirements
- Lead Exposure Levels
- Lead-Medical Surveillance
- Hexavalent Chromium
- Additional Resources
Our Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances-Maritime/Shipyard Industry OSHA Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances-Maritime/Shipyard 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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances-Maritime/Shipyard Industry OSHA Training printable certificate and wallet card.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.