Who Should Take This Course?

Our 1,3-Butadiene Awareness Online course provides general awareness of the risks of 1,3-Butadiene exposure, per OSHA requirements.

1,3-Butadiene is a colorless gas that can easily condense into a liquid. Exposure mainly occurs in the workplace in industries such as rubber and latex production, petroleum refining, water treatment, secondary lead smelting, and more. Butadiene exposure can cause both acute and chronic health hazards, such as: irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs; central nervous system damage; vertigo; blurred vision; headache; nausea; and fainting. 1,3-butadiene is also classified as a known human carcinogen by the EPA.

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

1,3-Butadiene 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 1,3-Butadiene
The 1,3-Butadiene OSHA Standard | Exceptions | Who’s at risk for exposure? | Required training | Training program | Medical exams | Hazcom training | Chemical structure and production | 1,3-Butadiene facts | BD Uses | CAS Registry Numbers | Flammability | Prevention | Spills and leaks | Storage | Transport | Exposure routes | Health effects | First aid.
3 Limiting Exposure to 1,3-Butadiene
OSHA’s permissible exposure limit | Threshold limit values | IDLH level | Regulated areas | Exposure monitoring | Initial and periodic monitoring | Monitoring schedule | Termination of monitoring | Monitoring after breakdowns | Accuracy of monitoring | Employee notification | Observation | Methods of compliance | Engineering controls | Compliance plan | Exposure goal program | Respiratory protection | Employer responsibilities | Emergency situations | Hazard communication | Medical screening and surveillance | 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 1,3-Butadiene 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. The requirements 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 1,3-Butadiene Awareness Course is to provide general awareness training on the risks and protection measures for those who work with or around Butadiene, as OSHA requires.

Students will also be introduced to Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Butadiene, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances – 29 CFR 1910.1051.

Learning Objectives

After completing this 1,3-Butadiene Awareness training course, the student should understand:

  • What is 1,3-Butadiene?;
  • Where 1,3-Butadiene may be found in the workplace;
  • Hazards and health effects of exposure;
  • The basics of the OSHA 1,3-Butadiene standard;
  • OSHA methods of compliance for preventing 1,3-Butadiene exposure, and;
  • Medical surveillance and hazard communication requirements.

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Training Requirements

Please note that this 1,3-Butadiene Awareness training course provides valuable information which applies to the general population of employees who are exposed to 1,3-Butadiene 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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