OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training
In accordance with Federal OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z, 1910.1026 and 29 CFR 1926 Subpart Z, 1926.1126
The course was well put together and gave good information about the dangers of working with Hexavalent Chromium.
Matt J. Evans, Safety Manager
The training content was thorough and the videos put in made it easy to understand some of the key points related to the hazards and best practices to use.
Tara Sam, Laboratory Admin
The system was easy to navigate and I liked that it allowed me to stop and start as I wanted. The training was put together well.
Lance West, Emergency Responder
This training has significantly enhanced my awareness of hexavalent chromium and its risks. I feel better prepared to work safely at my workplace.
Kyle Wayne, Plant Supervisor
One of the potential dangers faced by workers is hexavalent chromium (chromium VI or Cr(VI)), a dangerous chemical compound known to induce cancer and other health issues. This hazardous substance can be found in numerous industrial processes that involve either chromium metal or its compounds, including processes like chroming and melting. Chromium, a common element, is regularly encountered by workers in everyday products, such as shiny metals and paints.
This OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training course will provide awareness-level information about chromium (VI) and allow workers to understand the considerable health risks associated with hexavalent chromium exposure. To ensure their safety, it is crucial for both employers and employees to possess a thorough understanding of hexavalent chromium, its sources, and the potential dangers associated with exposure.
Who Needs Hexavalent Chromium Safety Training?
All personnel working in an environment where hexavalent chromium is present or could be encountered as part of their job responsibilities should receive appropriate hexavalent chromium awareness training to minimize health risks and ensure safety and compliance with OSHA’s Hexavalent Chromium Standards for the general industry as codified in 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z, 1910.1026, Chromium (VI), and the construction industry as codified in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart Z, 1926.1126, Chromium (VI).
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You can take the final exam once you complete the required study time. Upon passing the final exam, you will receive an electronic OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training certificate of course completion which will be emailed to you immediately.
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Our interactive Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training course adds more value for the learner by creating a two-way dialogue and enabling a personalized, user-focused experience from start to finish. We periodically update content and add new videos, graphics, and animations to make the user experience interesting, informative, and enjoyable while keeping the safety training course content fresh and as dynamic as possible.
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This OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training course can be taken entirely online. The material can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a computer, iPad®, iPhone®, or an Android® device of your choice. All you need is a fast internet connection and access to a web browser. All our training courses are built using HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your smartphone or another mobile device such as a tablet.
Our cloud-based learning management system (LMS) tracks your progress, which means you can seamlessly switch between different devices during your OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training without losing any progress. This means you can stop training in the middle of a lesson on your iPad® and resume your online safety training on your iPhone® without missing a step.
As our safety training courses are self-paced, you can complete this training at your convenience, moving through training content as quickly or slowly as you like.
Course Objectives - OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training
- Understand what hexavalent chromium is;
- Name where hexavalent chromium can be found;
- Identify applicable regulatory requirements when working with hexavalent chromium;
- Outline the key elements of OSHA’s Hexavalent Chromium Standards;
- Outline the permissible exposure limit (PEL) and action level (AL) for hexavalent chromium exposure as specified by OSHA regulations;
- Recognize who may be exposed to hexavalent chromium;
- Recognize the sources of occupational hexavalent chromium exposure for workers;
- Comprehend the health risks associated with exposure to hexavalent chromium;
- Summarize the safe work practices used by employers to minimize workers’ exposure to hexavalent chromium;
- Comprehend the use of the Hierarchy of Controls in protecting worker exposure to hexavalent chromium;
- Understand the need to use personal protective equipment (PPE);
- Implement control procedures to reduce exposure levels; and
- Recall best practices for hexavalent chromium exposure prevention.
OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training Course Syllabus
This OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training course consists of 4 lessons. Students are required to take each lesson in sequential order as listed below.
OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training: Introduction
Lesson 1: Introduction to Hexavalent Chromium
This lesson will focus on explaining the nature of hexavalent chromium, the transformation of chromium into hexavalent chromium, and the various types of chromium employed in industrial processes. The learner will also be able to identify the diverse hot work operations that can result in exposure to hexavalent chromium and discuss the fundamental aspects of OSHA's regulations concerning hexavalent chromium.
Lesson 2: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium
This lesson will support learners to gain knowledge of OSHA's stipulated exposure limits (PEL and AL) for hexavalent chromium, the circumstances under which air monitoring becomes necessary, and the potential routes through which exposure to hexavalent chromium can occur. The lesson also explains the nature of work that can lead to exposure to this hazardous substance, and the worker groups at higher and lower risks of hexavalent chromium exposure.
Lesson 3: Health Hazards
This lesson places the health risks associated with hexavalent chromium exposure into perspective. It delves into the mechanisms behind why hexavalent chromium poses health hazards to workers. Additionally, it provides an overview of various diseases connected to exposure to hexavalent chromium and emphasizes the significance of medical surveillance in ensuring the well-being of individuals working with this toxic substance.
Lesson 4: Exposure Prevention and Control
In this lesson, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the preventive and control measures necessary to mitigate hexavalent chromium exposure. This includes a focus on the significance of implementing engineering and work practice controls to minimize risks. Learners will also explore the role of effective housekeeping practices in reducing worker exposure, as well as the importance of personal protective equipment in exposure control. Additionally, the lesson underscores the vital aspect of hazard communication when it comes to hexavalent chromium exposure.
This OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as soon as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, DOT, EPA, and other regulatory agencies.
The course meets the compliance requirements of OSHA’s Hexavalent Chromium Standards for the General Industry - 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z, 1910.1026, Chromium (VI), and the Construction Industry - 29 CFR 1926 Subpart Z, 1926.1126, Chromium (VI).
Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A Final Note
It is important to remember that attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this online course, it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer to better grasp workplace-specific processes.
As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?
HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT). We facilitate virtual/remote and in-person client-site training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training as per OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standards 29 CFR 1910.1026 and 29 CFR 1926.1126.
We can customize this OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.
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All our courses are designed to take a specific amount of time. However, some students may get through this online training course much faster than others. This training course will take around 3 hours to complete.
The OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training course is essential because it equips individuals in various occupational settings with the knowledge and skills necessary to safeguard their health and well-being. It provides essential insights into the hazards associated with hexavalent chromium exposure, enabling workers to identify, prevent, and address potential risks. By understanding the regulations, exposure limits, control measures, and safety protocols, learners can effectively protect themselves and their colleagues from the adverse health effects linked to this hazardous substance, thereby ensuring a safer and compliant workplace.
OSHA does not specify a set frequency for Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training. The frequency of training is often determined by the employer based on factors such as workplace conditions, the potential for exposure to hexavalent chromium, and changes in processes or regulations.
Employers are generally required to provide initial training for employees who may be exposed to hexavalent chromium as part of their job. Additionally, periodic refresher training may be necessary if there are changes in the workplace that could affect exposure risks or if new information or regulations become relevant.
It is important to note that regulations and training recommendations may change over time, so it's advisable to consult the most recent OSHA guidelines and consult with safety experts to determine the appropriate training frequency for your specific workplace.
The certification has a 3-year validity and can be maintained by re-taking this same course, thereafter.
Hexavalent chromium awareness training is important for individuals in various occupations where they may encounter hexavalent chromium as part of their work. Some of these occupations include:
- Metal Fabricators
- Chemical Plant Workers
- Aerospace Industry Workers
- Construction Workers
- Automotive Industry Workers
- Metal Refiners and Smelters
- Occupational Health and Safety Professionals responsible for ensuring workplace safety, including industrial hygienists, safety officers, and safety managers.
- Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Personnel
- Supervisors and Managers
- Emergency Responders
- Healthcare Professionals so they better understand hexavalent chromium exposure symptoms and treatment options for individuals affected by this toxic substance.
Upon completing the final examination of the OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Awareness Training course, you can immediately download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.