Who Should Take This Course?

Our Online Inorganic Arsenic Awareness for General Industry and Construction course is for those who work in industries where they may be exposed to inorganic arsenic. The course provides a general awareness of the risks of exposure and the OSHA regulatory requirements to protect employees.

Inorganic arsenic is highly toxic and a carcinogen. It is often used in industries that process textiles, pigments, wood preservatives, metal adhesives, ammunition, glass, and paper. It’s also used as an alloying agent of lead, used in hide tanning process and used in the manufacture of semiconductors. 

Inorganic arsenic exposure can occur during substance smelting and when arsenic or arsenicals are being transported. Exposure has been associated with lung, skin, bladder, and liver cancers. Inhalation of arsine, which is used in the semi-conductor industry, can be lethal.

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Inorganic Arsenic 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
Introduction to inorganic arsenic | Inorganic vs. organic arsenic | Awareness training | Key terms.
2 Introduction to Inorganic Arsenic
Complying with the OSHA Standard | Required training and program requirements | Hazard communication training | CAS registry numbers | Physical description and properties | Inorganic arsenic in the workplace | Manufacturing | Non-occupational exposures | Toxicity | Acute exposure and effects | Chronic exposure and effects | Cancer | First aid. 
3 Limiting Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic
OSHA’s permissible exposure limit | Action level | Immediately dangerous to life and health | Threshold limit values | Regulated areas | Prohibited activities in regulated areas | Exposure monitoring | Monitoring methods | Employee notification | Accuracy of measurement | Compliance and compliance program | Written plans | Engineering and work practice controls | Respiratory protection |  Protective work clothing and equipment | Labels on containers | Maintenance of equipment | Hazard Communication standard | Signs |  Medical survelliance | Recordkeeping. 
Final 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.

Course Format

This Asbestos 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.


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 objectives of this Inorganic Arsenic Awareness Course for General Industry and Construction are to provide general awareness training on the risks and protection requirements for those who work in industries where they may be exposed to inorganic arsenic.

Learning Objectives

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

  • What is inorganic arsenic?;
  • Where inorganic arsenic may be found;
  • Hazards and health effects of exposure;
  • The OSHA Inorganic Arsenic Standard;
  • OSHA methods of compliance; and
  • Medical surveillance and hazard communication requirements.

Training Requirements

An employee must receive training, prior to or at the time of assignment to, a job that includes potential inorganic arsenic exposure. Employees must be informed of the inorganic arsenic standard requirements and appendices, and where they can get a copy at work.

Employees must be informed of:

  • The quantity, location, manner of use, storage, sources of exposure, and the specific nature of operations which could result in exposure to inorganic arsenic as well as any necessary protective steps;
  • The purpose and a description of the medical surveillance program required by the Standard;
  • The purpose, proper use, and limitation of respirators;
  • The engineering controls and work practices associated with the employee’s job assignment;
  • A review of the content of the Standard; and
  • The information contained in Appendix A of the Standard.

Please note that this Inorganic Arsenic General Awareness training course provides valuable information which applies to the general population of employees who are exposed to hazardous inorganic arsenic 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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