Who Should Take This Course?

Our Acrylonitrile Awareness Online course is intended for those who work with or around acrylonitrile in the workplace. The course provides general awareness of the risks of exposure, as well as information on the employer requirements to protect employees, as required by OSHA.

Acrylonitrile is also known as “vinyl cyanide”, and is a flammable, explosive, colorless liquid with a sharp onion-like odor. It’s used to make chemicals such as plastics, acrylic fibers, and synthetic rubber.

Acrylonitrile is considered by OSHA to be a probable human carcinogen. Exposure can also cause harm to the eyes, skin, lungs, and nervous system and at high concentrations, it can lead to loss of consciousness and death.

For information on the chemical-specific training courses we offer, visit our Chemical Specific Training page.

Acrylonitrile Awareness Training

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Course Outline

Within our Online Training System (OTS), this course consists of the 3 sections listed below.

Section Title
1 Course Overview
2 Introduction to Acrylonitrile in the Workplace
Complying with the OSHA Standard | Required training for acrylonitrile (AN) | Hazard communication training | CAS Registry Numbers | AN chemistry | Physical description | Incompatibilities and reactivities | Main uses | Toxicity | Flammability | Fire fighting | Exposure routes and target organs | Acute and chronic exposure | First aid.
3 Limiting Exposure to Acrylonitrile
OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limit | Action level | Dermal and eye exposure | IDLH | Threshold limit values | Regulated areas | Prohibitions | Exposure monitoring and methods | Employee notification | Accuracy of measurement | Methods of compliance | Compliance program | Engineering and work practice controls | Respiratory protection | Respirator program | Emergency situations | Protective clothing and equipment | Cleaning, replacement, and decontamination | Leaks, spills, and waste disposal | Hazard communication | Hygiene facilities and practices | Signs | Labels | Medical surveillance | Examinations | Recordkeeping.
Course Exam

Course Exam

  • The final exam for this course consists of 10 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A 70% or better score is needed in order to pass the final exam. If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.

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Course Format

This Acrylonitrile Awareness training is a 100% online, fully narrated course. The training is self-paced and available 24/7.

The course includes up-to-date, high quality training designed with your safety and learning as our top priority. Taken through our state-of-the-art Online Training System (OTS), the course features interactive training and both audio and visual elements for maximum retention. The course is completed entirely online using a computer with an internet connection and is available 24/7. For your convenience, it can be completed over time, and your progress will be saved to the last section completed. Students are given 6 months to complete the course after enrollment. We are so certain you will be satisfied with your experience, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format. We also offer the option to be mailed a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion. If selected during enrollment, this ID Card option costs an additional $5.00, and the card will be mailed within 24 hours of course completion.

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This course was designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.1052 for General Industry, which are identical to those found in the regulations for Shipyards (1915.1052) and Construction (1910.1152).


Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format.

Course Objectives

The objective of this Online Acrylonitrile Awareness Course is to provide general awareness training on the risks and protection measures for those who work with or around acrylonitrile in the workplace, per OSHA requirements. Students will also be introduced to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Acrylonitrile, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances – 29 CFR 1910.1045.

Learning Objectives

After completing this Acrylonitrile Awareness training course, the student should understand:

  • The primary characteristics of acrylonitrile;
  • The hazards of acrylonitrile;
  • Where workers may encounter acrylonitrile;
  • OSHA’s Acrylonitrile Standard;
  • OSHA’s methods of compliance to protect workers from exposure;
  • The medical surveillance process and hazard communication requirements.

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Training Requirements

Please note that this Acrylonitrile Awareness training course provides valuable information which applies to the general population of employees who are exposed to hazardous acrylonitrile on the job. This course is not meant to replace company-specific training provided by your employer on equipment use and procedures for your particular work environment. This training should be used as part of an overall safety program. You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

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