Who Should Take This Training?
Workers who may be exposed to chromium VI include those who work with dyes and pigments in paints, inks, and plastics, chromium electroplating, anti-corrosive additives, or alloying, and hot work (i.e., welding) on materials containing chromium VI. If you are involved in any of these occupations, or suspect hazardous chemicals are used as part of your job, be sure to ask your employer if chromium VI is used at your workplace.
While this course provides information on the dangers of chromium VI and recommended exposure limits, the methods of protection provided by your employer may necessitate additional training in order to maximize the methods’ effectiveness. Training in the use of workplace-specific equipment and safety procedures should be provided by your employer
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.
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 a single final exam based upon the knowledge checks that appear in each section.
The final exam consists of 20 questions selected at random for a large pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
The objective of this Chromium (VI) Awareness Online course is to provide workers with the hazards associated with and protective measures used in response to chromium VI in the workplace. This content is derived primarily from 29 CFR 1910.1026 for General Industry, 29 CFR 1926.1126 for Construction, and 29 CFR 1915.1026 for Shipyards.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify chromium VI’s primary characteristics, how it poses a hazard to workers, and occupations where it may be present;
- Describe methods your employer can implement to protect you from chromium VI in the workplace;
- Describe the medical surveillance process in detail; and
- Identify the records your employer must maintain.
There are no prerequisites to take this training.
When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job. If you are required to use specific equipment at your job site, you must be trained to use that equipment prior to using it at the job site.
If your employer utilizes specific engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, or has specific emergency plans related to chromium (VI) emergencies, you must be made aware of and trained in these practices and your role in the execution of the emergency plans.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.