Safety Diploma Course

Cal/OSHA Training Certification


Sustained Cadmium exposure can be dangerous for health. So, this online training course underlines the safety regulations formulated for the construction workers in the state of California who are exposed to cadmium at workplaces, impacts to human body, types of exposure, engineering and administrative procedures, best work practices and standard safety regulations to limit exposure. The course also offers procedures to evaluate medical conditions, follow-up actions to be made in case of cadmium exposure and compliance practices.

Governing regulations

This online safety course meets the training requirements prescribed by Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5207 General Industry, and Section 1532 Construction Industry Cadmium Standard.

Course Overview

Cadmium can cause serious ailments for workers that include damage to lungs and kidneys along with various other long term health impacts. People who are working in construction, shipyards and other general industries are likely to get Cadmium exposure. However, overexposure to cadmium can be prevented and reduce the risk of exposure by increasing the awareness among workers, making them compliant safety procedures and following proper protocol to attend those affected can make the work place more safe and secure. This course trains participants about the safety procedures as prescribed by California standards about cadmium exposure at workplaces.

Who Must Take this Course?

Cadmium exposure training is must for those who will be or are exposed to cadmium at the action level of 2.5 micrograms per cubic meter of air calculated as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Training can be arranged either before or at the time of the initial work assignment, and on a yearly basis to update safety procedures. Supervisors or managers should keep a track of those undergone training and expiry of their certification.

Course Format

Our Cal/OSHA Cadmium Safety Training course has content, graphical representations, audio clippings, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Cadmium Safety Training
    • Key Terms
    • Sources of Cadmium
    • High Risk Jobs
    • Modes of Exposure
    • Exposure Statistics
  • Cadmium Exposure
    • Smoking
    • Symptoms of Cadmium Poisoning
    • Symptoms of Short-term Exposure
    • Symptoms of Long-term Exposure
    • Pregnant or Nursing Women, Babies, and Children
    • Applicable Regulations
  • Responsibilities
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Competent Person
    • Training
    • Communication of Hazards
    • Permissible Exposure Levels (PELs)
    • Separate Engineering Control Airborne Limits (SECALs)
    • Exposure Assessment
    • Record Keeping
    • Written Compliance Program
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Medical Monitoring
    • Medical Surveillance
    • Initial Examination
    • Reassessment
    • Periodic Medical Examinations
    • Medical Examinations Due to Emergencies
    • Employee Exposure and Medical Records
    • Employee Responsibilities
    • Biological Monitoring Advisor
  • Preventative Measures and Best Practices
    • Mechanical Ventilation
    • Regulated Areas
    • Warning Labels for Cadmium
    • Hygiene Provisions
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Respirator Components
    • Types of Respirators
    • Respirator Requirements for Cadmium Exposure
    • Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam