Who Should Take This Course?

Our Ethylene Oxide Awareness Online course provides general awareness of the risks of ethylene oxide exposure, as well as information on the OSHA regulatory requirements to protect employees who work with ethylene oxide.

Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a flammable, highly-reactive gas used in the production of several industrial chemicals, and also used as a sterilant for medical equipment and supplies. EtO exposure can cause health hazards such as lung injury, nausea, shortness of breath, cancer, reproductive effects, and more.

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Ethylene Oxide 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 Ethylene Oxide in the Workplace
The Ethylene Oxide OSHA Standard | Risk of exposure | Required training | Information for employees | Hazard Communication training | Chemical structure | Ethylene oxide facts | Flammability | Toxicity | EtO’s odor | CAS Registry Numbers | Uses | Hazards | Health effects.
3 Limiting Exposure to Ethylene Oxide
OSHA’s permissible exposure limit | Threshold limit values | IDLH level | Regulated areas | Exposure monitoring | Monitoring frequency | Methods of compliance | Controls | Respiratory protection | Respirator program | Protective clothing and equipment | Emergency situations | Hazard Communication | Signs | Labels | Medical surveillance | Medical exams | 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 Ethylene Oxide 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.


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 Ethylene Oxide Awareness Course is to provide general awareness training on the risks and protection measures for those who work with ethylene oxide.

Students will also be introduced to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for ethylene oxide, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances – 29 CFR 1910.1047

Learning Objectives

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

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

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Training Requirements

Please note that this Ethylene Oxide Awareness training course provides valuable information which applies to the general population of employees who are exposed to hazardous ethylene oxide 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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