Approximately 1.5 billion pounds of acrylonitrile is manufactured each year in the U.S. by the reaction of propylene with ammonia and oxygen in the presence of a catalyst.
The major use of acrylonitrile is in the production of acrylic fibers are used in the manufacture of apparel, carpeting, blankets, draperies, and upholstery.
Other major uses include the manufacture of acrylonitrile resins used to manufacture a variety of plastic products, nitrile elastomers and latexes, and other chemicals, as well as rubber and the manufacture of carbon fibers used in aircraft and the defense and aerospace industries.
Acrylonitrile is very toxic and considered to be a probable human carcinogen by OSHA. Acute toxicity is similar to that due to cyanide poisoning; inhalation or ingestion can result in collapse and death due to lack of oxygen to tissues and heart failure. Acute exposure has been observed to cause mucous membrane irritation, irritation to the eyes and skin, headaches, dizziness, sneezing, nausea and vomiting, impaired judgment, difficulty breathing, limb weakness, cyanosis, convulsions, and collapse.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training
Certificate of Completion
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There's no need to finish training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume where you left off.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer with high speed internet that meets our system Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
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6 Months to Complete
Take up to six months to complete your online training, at your own pace and schedule -- online training is available 24/7.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
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About This Course
This fully narrated course is built for success and includes interactions, exercises, and knowledge checks intended to prepare students for the final exam. Students must answer each knowledge check and complete each interaction in order to proceed.
This course has one final exam based upon the material in the 3 course sections.
The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass each exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake it as many times as necessary in order to pass.
The objective of this Acrylonitrile Awareness Online course is to provide a general awareness of the risks and the regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with or around Acrylonitrile, as required by OSHA.
The course will also introduce students to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Acrylonitrile, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 29 CFR 1910.1045.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain what acrylonitrile is;
- Identify where workers may encounter acrylonitrile;
- Describe hazards and health effects of acrylonitrile exposure;
- Demonstrate an understanding of OSHA’s Acrylonitrile Standard;
- Identify and describe OSHA methods of compliance to prevent acrylonitrile exposure; and
- Explain medical surveillance and hazard communication requirements.
The employer must train each employee:
- Exposed to Acrylonitrile above the action level;
- Whose exposures are maintained below the action level by engineering and work practice controls: and
- Who is subject to potential skin or eye contact with liquid Acrylonitrile.
- The employer must institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program, which must be in accord with the requirements of the Standard.
- Training must be provided at the time of initial assignment or upon institution of the training program, and at least annually thereafter.
Online Training with Mobile Devices
With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.
We're excited to announce that all courses are now available in HTML 5, making them compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.
Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.
.Having ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, or handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!
Mobile Pros and Cons
Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.
- No computer needed
- Tablet mobility
- Tablet screen graphics
- Smartphone screens can be too small to see
- Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
- Phone calls can interrupt training
During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. … The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.
Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Training
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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 1 hour to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our Basic System Requirements
for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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