Who Should Take This Course?

Our Chromium (VI) Awareness Online course is intended for those who may be exposed to chromium VI in the workplace. The course provides general awareness of the risks of chromium VI exposure, as well as information on the employer requirements to prevent workplace exposures to chromium VI.

Chromium (VI) is a known carcinogen, which targets the kidneys, skin, eyes, liver, and respiratory system. Workers may be exposed to Cr(VI) while working in industrial processes that involve chromium. Exposure can occur: during welding and “hot work” on metals containing chromium; during use of pigments, spray paints, and coatings; and while operating chrome plating baths.

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

Chromium (VI) 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 Chromium (VI) and Exposure Limits
What is Chromium? | What is Chromium (VI) | Uses of Chromium | Toxicity | Health effects | Chromium (VI) in the workplace | Employee rights | Risk of exposure | Complying with OSHA standards | Employer responsibilities | Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) | Threshold limit values | Action level, PEL and REL | Employee exposures | Initial monitoring | Periodic monitoring | Monitoring accuracy | Notification of results | Observation of monitoring | Regulated areas | Exceptions.
3 Limiting Employee Exposure
Protecting workers | Workplace controls | Respiratory protection and program | Protective clothing |  Removal, storage, cleaning and replacement of protective clothing | Change rooms | Eating and drinking areas | Prohibited activities | Housekeeping | Cleaning methods | Compressed air | Disposal | Medical surveillance | PLHCP | Written medical opinion | Hazard communication | Training | Recordkeeping | Air monitoring data.
Course Exam

Course Exam

  • The final exam for this course consists of 20 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 Chromium (VI) 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 1910.1026 for General Industry, 1926.1126 for Construction, and 1915.1026 for Shipyards.


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 Chromium (VI) Awareness Course is to provide general awareness training on the risks and protection measures for those who may be exposed to chromium (VI) in the workplace. The course content is principally derived from 29 CFR 1910.1026 for General Industry, 29 CFR 1926.1126 for Construction, and 29 CFR 1915.1026 for Shipyards.

Learning Objectives

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

  • The primary characteristics of chromium VI;
  • The hazards of chromium VI;
  • Occupations where chromium VI may be present;
  • Methods for employers to protect workers from exposure;
  • The medical surveillance process; and
  • Recordkeeping requirements.

chromium awareness training objectives

Training Requirements

Please note that this Chromium (VI) Awareness training course provides valuable information which applies to the general population of employees who are exposed to hazardous chromium VI 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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