This Cadmium Awareness for General Industry Online course provides a general awareness of the risks and the regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with substances and materials that contain cadmium, 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).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, estimates that approximately 300,000 workers are exposed to cadmium each year In the United States. Worker exposure can occur in all industry sectors, but mostly in manufacturing, construction, and recycling.
Cadmium and its compounds are highly toxic and exposure to cadmium is known to cause cancer. Cadmium targets the body’s cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, neurological, reproductive, and respiratory systems.
Cadmium is an important metal in the production of nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries and as sacrificial corrosion protection coating for iron and steel. Common industrial uses for cadmium are in batteries and coatings, as well as electroplating, solar cells, plastic stabilizers, and pigments. It is also used in nuclear reactors where it acts as a neutron absorber.
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.
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 Cadmium Awareness for General Industry Online course is to provide a general awareness of the risks and the regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with substances and materials that contain cadmium, as required by OSHA.
The course will also introduce students to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Cadmium in General Industry, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 29 CFR 1910.1027.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Each employee covered by the Cadmium General Industry Standard must be trained to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of at least the following:
Note – The italicized item is to be conducted by the employer upon completion of this training.
Additionally, workers must receive training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company’s training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. This training should target the company’s unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.
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