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Cadmium Safety Training


Cadmium Safety Training

Regulatory bodies
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Association)
  • Cal/OSHA (California Occupational Safety & Health Association)
Who needs it

Employees who work with cadmium and exposure exceeds Permissible exposure limit (PEL) or Short-term exposure limit (STEL).

Regulation reference
  • 29 CFR 1910.1027
  • 8 CCR 5207
What our training provides:

Our training covers:

  • Health hazards of cadmium exposure
  • Exposure monitoring results
  • Engineering controls and work practices to limit exposure
  • Proper use and care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Medical surveillance program

Approx. 1 hour in length

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How often must cadmium safety training be provided?
Initially and at least annually thereafter.

What are the major health risks of cadmium exposure?
Kidney damage, lung disease, cancer with prolonged exposures.

What topics must be covered in training?
Health effects, exposure limits, engineering controls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hygiene.

Who must receive cadmium safety training?
All workers potentially exposed to cadmium above the Permissible exposure limit (PEL) or Short-term exposure limit (STEL).

How should facilities document cadmium training?
With written records including date, topics, trainer, and trainee names.

What information should the training provide on Protective Equipment (PPE)?
Proper selection, inspection, use, care, cleaning, and limitations.

What are the Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) regulatory exposure limits for cadmium?
5 micrograms/m3 Permissible exposure limit -PEL- (8-hr TWA), 25 micrograms/m3 Short-term exposure limit (STEL).

Does smoking impact cadmium exposure risks?
Yes, smoking increases the toxicity and promotes absorption.

What are proper hygiene practices covered in training?
No eating in work areas, wash before eating/smoking, and showering.

What qualifications are required to conduct training?
Competence in the cadmium standard and instructional ability. Contact Us to get support or request a Cadmium Safety Training. Our skilled team of EH&S specialists is ready to assist you.

How can employees raise cadmium concerns?
Through hazard reporting system. Anonymity must be allowed.

How long must training records be retained?
At least 30 years per the cadmium standard.

What are the hazards of taking contamination home?
Take-home exposures to family members, particularly children.

Should supervisors receive cadmium training?
Yes, supervisors should role model and reinforce safe practices.

What content should be covered on medical surveillance?
Its purpose, procedures, confidentiality, and obtaining results.

Can the training be provided online?
Online training is allowable to supplement but not replace hands-on training.

What if an employee changes jobs or areas?
Additional training is required if cadmium exposures increase.

Where is the Cal/OSHA Cadmium standard located?
8 CCR 5207. It mirrors federal Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA)’s requirements.

Who enforces the cadmium training requirements?
Both federal Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) and California Occupational Safety & Health Association (Cal/OSHA) inspectors.

What are penalties for lack of training under the standard?
Citations, fines, and other Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) enforcement actions.