Safety Diploma Course

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This course presents an overview of safety information and regulations for employees who work with benzene in the state of California. The course includes an overview of benzene, a summary of benzene safety and health hazards, and a listing of benzene safe work practices, as well as the requirements for monitoring employee exposure to benzene, communicating benzene hazards to employees, and maintaining benzene-related records.

Governing regulations

This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5218 Benzene Safety Standard.

Course Overview

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Title 8 California Code of Regulations (CCR), Article 108, section 5218 sets forth regulations for occupational exposure to benzene. The subsections, each of which will be covered in this course, set forth employee exposure limits, exposure monitoring and oversight requirements, compliance methods, respiratory protection and personal protective equipment requirements, medical surveillance parameters, hazard communication guidelines, and recordkeeping requirements.

Who Must Take this Course?

Anyone who has occupational exposure to benzene, either one time or on an ongoing basis, should understand the hazards of exposure to benzene and be familiar with safe work practices that minimize that exposure. Persons who may be frequently exposed to benzene include steelworkers, refinery workers, tire manufacturing workers, printers, shoemakers, lab technicians, gas station employees, and firefighters.

Course Format

Our Cal/OSHA Benzene Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Cal/OSHA Benzene Safety
    • Introduction to Benzene
    • Key Terms
    • Applicable Regulations
    • Introduction to Cal/OSHA Benzene Regulations (§5218)
    • Benzene Safety Hazards
    • Health Risks of Exposure to Benzene
    • Type of Exposure
    • Delayed Effects
    • Effects of Chronic or Repeated Exposure
  • Benzene Exposure Monitoring
    • Employee Exposure Limits and Monitoring
    • Initial Monitoring and Periodic Monitoring
    • Termination of Monitoring
    • Additional Monitoring
    • Employee Notification of Monitoring Results
    • Observation of Monitoring
    • Methods of Compliance
    • Compliance Program
  • Benzene Safe Work Practices
    • Ventilation
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Respirator Selection
    • Protective Clothing and Equipment
    • Spill and Leak Procedures
    • Sanitation
    • Emergency First Aid Procedures
  • Employer Communication, Recordkeeping, and Medical Surveillance
    • Communication of Hazards
    • Warning Signs and Labels
    • Information and Training
    • Medical Surveillance
    • Initial Examination
    • Periodic Examinations
    • Emergency Examinations
    • Additional Examinations and Referrals
    • Information Provided to the Physician
    • Physician’s Written Reports
    • Medical Removal Plan
    • Medical Removal Protection Benefits
    • Recordkeeping-Exposure Measurements
    • Recordkeeping-Medical Surveillance
    • Access to Records
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam