Who Should Take This Course?
Workers who may be exposed to formaldehyde include those who work in confinement with livestock production, construction workers who work with resin manufactured products, workers who manufacture plastics, resins, and foam insulation, morticians involved in the embalming process, beauticians who apply dyes and smoothing products, and more. 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 formaldehyde is used at your workplace.
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 Formaldehyde Awareness Online course is to provide workers with the hazards associated with and protective measures used in response to formaldehyde in the workplace. This content is derived primarily from 29 CFR 1910.1048 for General Industry, 29 CFR 1926.1148 for Construction, and 29 CFR 1915.1048 for Shipyards.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain their rights as a worker exposed to hazards in the workplace;
- Identify formaldehyde’s primary characteristics, how it poses a hazard to workers, and occupations where it may be present;
- Describe methods you employer can implement to protect you from formaldehyde in the workplace;
- Describe the medical surveillance and medical removal process in detail; and
- Identify the records your employer must maintain.
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 methylene chloride emergencies, you must be made aware of and trained in these practices and your role in the execution of the emergency plans.
There are no prerequisites to take this training.