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1,3-Butadiene Awareness Online

Chemical Specific Training for General Industry and Construction per OSHA, EPA and DOT
$19.95
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This 1,3-Butadiene Awareness Online course provides a general awareness of the risks and the regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with or around 1,3-Butadiene, as required by OSHA.

This course has been approved for 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of REHS Continuing Education Credits (Public Health Accreditation #044).

Certificate of Completion
Mobile Device Ready

Overview

1,3-Butadiene, also known simply as Butadiene, is a chemical made from the processing of petroleum. It is one of the higher volume chemicals produced in the U.S. It is a colorless gas with a mild gasoline-like odor that easily condenses to a liquid. It is used primarily to make synthetic rubber, which is widely used for the manufacture of tires and plastics. It is also used as a chemical intermediate in the production of different industrial chemicals.

Butadiene is irritating to the upper respiratory system, flammable, explosive when mixed with air, and carcinogenic. It is believed to be the most potent carcinogen in cigarette smoke. Acute exposure to low doses of BD may cause irritation to the eyes, throat, nose, and lungs. Acute exposure to high doses of BD may cause damage to the central nervous system or cause such symptoms as distorted blurred vision, vertigo, general tiredness, decreased blood pressure, headache, nausea, decreased pulse rate, and fainting. The EPA classifies BD as a known human carcinogen.

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

Authorized IACET Provider

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

Download, save, or print your training certificate.

Self-Paced

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.

Entirely Online

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.

Instructor Hotline

Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or Instructor Hotline. Expect a response within 1 hour during business hours -- guaranteed within 24 hours.

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.

24/7 Support

Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.

Fully Narrated

Follow along as our professional narrators talk you through the course.

Group Training

Enroll Multiple Students, take this training in a Group Setting, or learn about Volume Pricing.

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About This Course

This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the final exam. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.

Course Exams

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.

Course Objectives

The objective of this 1,3-Butadiene Awareness Online course is to provide a general awareness of the risks and the regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with or around Butadiene, as required by OSHA.

The course will also introduce students to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Butadiene, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 29 CFR 1910.1051.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain what 1,3-Butadiene is;
  • Identify where workers may encounter 1,3-Butadiene;
  • Describe hazards and health effects of 1,3-Butadiene exposure;
  • Understand OSHA’s 1,3-butadiene standard;
  • Identify and describe OSHA methods of compliance to prevent 1,3-Butadiene exposure; and
  • Understand medical surveillance and hazard communication requirements.
Training Requirements

Employers must train each employee who is potentially exposed to BD at or above the action level or short-term exposure limit (STEL) in accordance with the requirements of the OSHA Standard.

Employers must institute a training program, ensure employee participation in the program, and maintain a record of the program’s contents.

Training must be provided prior to, or at the time of, initial assignment to a job potentially involving exposure to BD at or above the action level or STEL and at least annually thereafter and must be conducted in a manner that employees are able to understand.

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

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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.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • 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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