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Failure to understand the dangers of cadmium, and the correct practices that should be followed when working with it, can leave you exposed to long-term health risks. Cadmium has a number of industrial applications. This course provides an understanding of the basic health effects, routes of entry, methods of compliance and prevention, and regulatory requirements for cadmium standards applicable to workplaces covered by the general industry standard 29 CFR 1910. This course familiarizes the learner with OSHA regulations related to cadmium.

This course was developed with subject matter expert support provided by Strata-G, LLC, a global professional services company focusing on regulatory compliance, safety and health, infrastructure management and operations, and business services. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review; however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments, location-specific, or facility/process-specific requirements. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
Any employee, manager, or supervisor whose normal job activities could result in exposure to cadmium


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  • Cadmium
  • identify industrial sources of cadmium
  • Knowledge Check: Cadmium in Industry
  • identify how cadmium enters the body
  • identify exposure to cadmium by its symptoms
  • recognize the long-term health effects of exposure
  • Knowledge Check: Effects of Exposure
  • identify appropriate labeling for containers storing cadmium
  • identify protective clothing and equipment required to prevent exposure to cadmium
  • identify OSHA workplace hygiene requirements
  • identify the requirements for regulated areas in relation to cadmium
  • Knowledge Check: Protection against Exposure
  • identify the training requirements for employees who are exposed to cadmium in the workplace
  • identify OSHA's medical surveillance and exposure monitoring record-keeping requirements in relation to cadmium in the workplace
  • recognize OSHA's requirements for medical surveillance
  • identify the required information in a written compliance program
  • Knowledge Check: Legal Compliance and Documentation Requirements
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