Who Should Take This Course?
Our Formaldehyde Awareness Online course is intended for those who may be exposed to formaldehyde in the workplace. The course provides general awareness of the risks of formaldehyde exposure, as well as information on the employer requirements to prevent workplace exposures to formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde is a strong-smelling, colorless gas often found in water-based solutions. It can be found in common products such as chemicals, plywood, household products, glues, industrial fungicides, disinfectants, and more.
Workers may be exposed to formaldehyde through the skin as a liquid, or as a gas, or vapor. Workers in textiles, resin production, healthcare professionals, medical lab technicians, and mortuary workers may be at increased risk of formaldehyde exposure. Formaldehyde can cause immune system responses and is a known carcinogen. It can cause symptoms such as respiratory issues; irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat; and coughing and wheezing. If ingested, formaldehyde can be fatal.
For information on the chemical-specific training courses we offer, visit our Chemical Specific Training page.