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Industrial Hygiene Training Courses

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What is online training? Our online trainings are great for those who want to learn at their own pace and on their own time. Online trainings can be completed from any location, eliminating the need for expensive seminars. Employers can assign employees specific trainings and keep track of their progress and exam scores. We also offer DIY Kits and Train the Trainer courses. Use the filter above to see these options.

About CAL/OSHA Trainings: These trainings are aligned specifically with CAL/OSHA Requirements. They are only applicable to employees working in California. If you work in California and you don’t see what you’re looking for on this page, check out the OSHA Safety Courses. U.S. trainings without a corresponding California version are aligned with Federal OSHA regulations and do not have any specific CAL/OSHA Requirements.

About CAL/OSHA Trainings: These trainings are aligned specifically with CAL/OSHA Requirements. They are only applicable to employees working in California. If you work in California and you don’t see what you’re looking for on this page, check out the OSHA Safety Courses. U.S. trainings without a corresponding California version are aligned with Federal OSHA regulations and do not have any specific CAL/OSHA Requirements.

What is a DIY training kit? Our training kits offer a full training experience alongside a comprehensive toolset for further learning. These kits are the perfect resource for those who want the freedom of training employees themselves. Unlike traditional trainings that are taken once, the kit offers a complete initial training as well as activities and materials to train employees long after they’ve been certified. We also offer online trainings and Train the Trainer courses. Use the filter above to see these options.

What is Train the Trainer? Train-the-trainer courses allow employers to take full control of the training process. Employees who take these courses are fully certified to use the training kit and train others. This means that employers can hold training seminars and courses without the need for third-party trainers. Employees who complete these courses are certified for life and can train others confidently with a well-tested learning model. We also offer online trainings and DIY training kits. Use the filter above to see these options.




Finding industrial hygiene training near you is not necessary because you can complete it online! We’ve become a trusted provider of what we feel is the best industrial hygiene training near me alternative available. Our safety training courses can be done anywhere. We offer online training optionsWe can get you your certification in as little as two hours with our online training. You can also use a more robust, customizable option through our DIY training kits training. No matter which option you want, we can help you get the industrial hygiene training you want at a price you can afford.

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What’s In The Industrial Hygiene Training Courses?

Our industrial hygiene training courses are regulation-aligned, and our online versions fulfill classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on exposure, diseases, monitoring, hazard controls, medical surveillance, and more.

These presentations include intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exams included with the courses. In addition to the written exams, these courses also include checklists for employers to use when administering practical exams.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA Requirements for industrial hygiene:

  • 29 CFR 1910.94 Ventilation
  • 29 CFR 1910.95 Occupational Noise Exposure
  • 29 CFR 1910.120 HAZWOPER
  • 29 CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
  • 29 CFR 1910.272 Grain Handling Facilities
  • 29 CFR 1910.307 Hazardous Locations
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • Why Do I Need Industrial Hygiene Training?

    In line with OSHA requirements, anyone who works around hazardous substances or in hazardous settings must receive training before to beginning work. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to industrial hygiene or other processes are less prescriptive.

    When it comes to refresher training, OSHA’s standard in some instances (like operating a forklift) is very specific: employees must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of hazardous work.

    A so-called “free pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.

    Industrial Hygiene Training Frequently Asked Questions

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    How often do I need industrial hygiene training?

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    OSHA requires industrial hygiene training for employees working around hazardous substances or in hazardous settings–on that, there is no question. Where confusion exists is how often employees need industrial hygiene refresher training or recertification. Outside of the initial safety training class, it is common to see companies set recertification every three years. We are one of them. And here’s why:

    As far as this 3-year industrial hygiene training certification goes, OSHA regulations are very specific when it comes to forklifts and a couple of other pieces of equipment. However, on everything else they are not so clear. They just state the employer must regularly provide safety training for their employees. Following industry best practices, we’ve adopted this 3-year term to employers comply with the general standard of regularly providing and proving industrial hygiene training.

    Ultimately, it is up to the employer to determine how frequently their employees need to be trained. Many of our customers require it more often, annually even. Others may stretch it out a bit. In working with OSHA, though, it is our experience that they like to see employers adopt the strictest standard when the regulations are not clear. For instance, we know of companies that didn’t train every three years and were reprimanded by OSHA for not offering additional training more often.

    So, with that in mind, we say employees must be re-evaluated every three years to determine if they are still competent enough to work safely. We also state that this every-three-year industrial hygiene evaluation is the maximum time that should be allowed to pass before an employee receives industrial hygiene recertification. According to OSHA, there are several instances that will require additional training and observation before the three-year period is up:

  • Employee is observed in an accident or a near miss
  • Employee received a poor evaluation or is observed working in a dangerous manner
  • The employee is assigned to a different task or the workplace has changed significantly enough to require additional training
  • I’ve operated industrial hygiene for 30 years. Do I need to take an industrial hygiene course/class, a written exam, and a practical exam still? Or can I just take a written industrial hygiene operator test?

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    Yes, you need to take an industrial hygiene operator safety training course. No matter how long you’ve been on the job, OSHA requires industrial hygiene safety training, a written exam, and a practical evaluation. There is no way around it. The extent of the classroom training can be adapted by the instructor according to student needs. The written exam proves mental competency and understanding of the safety principles taught. And the practical evaluation proves the employee not only understands but is capable of operating safely. Many of our customers believe the practical evaluation has the greatest overall value.

    I received industrial hygiene safety training at a different job. Do I need to be trained again by my new employer?

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    This is a common question, especially among laborers-for-hire who may sub out from job to job. Technically, it is your current employer who is responsible for saying whether or not you have been trained specifically for the type of hazards present and the job. If you bring an industrial hygiene certificate or license (wallet card) to your new employer, they do not have to accept it. It is their right to require you to take their own training class. This is because if there is an accident, they will likely be responsible and need to prove to OSHA that they trained you on industrial hygiene operations.

    Can you explain industrial hygiene certification? Who can train, evaluate, and certify employees?

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    This, above all, causes a lot of confusion. Bottom line, OSHA states that employers are responsible to train their employees. Generally speaking, there are three ways they can do this::

  • Train employees in-house with their own program
  • Use another company’s materials or online classes to train employees

  • In terms of using a 3rd party’s safety training materials (like our industrial hygiene training kits on CD or our industrial hygiene online training classes), OSHA does not recognize one company over another. They simply state that training needs to occur and outline the things an employee should be trained on.

    How do I take the industrial hygiene practical evaluation if I take industrial hygiene safety training online?

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    The online industrial hygiene course covers OSHA’s requirements for the classroom portion. Many employers prefer online training because they know exactly what industrial hygiene safety training the operator will receive. In live classes, the training sometimes varies. A written exam is included at the end of our online training courses. After the industrial hygiene class and exam are finished, you and your safety managers will have immediate access to a practical evaluation checklist. This can be printed off and used by your supervisor to help him or her evaluate you. When the practical evaluation is done, they can sign it and file it with your exam. This will satisfy OSHA’s requirements for industrial hygiene certification.

    My trainee scored 80% on the industrial hygiene training test/exam. Did he pass or fails his industrial hygiene operator safety training course?

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    Contrary to popular belief, OSHA does not dictate what a passing score entails. That is ultimately up to the employer, who is responsible for certifying, or authorizing, their employee. If you want to pass him at 80% on the industrial hygiene course exam, that’s fine. But what if a question or two among the 20% missed could lead to an accident or death? Is it worth it? Our recommendation is that you always go over any missed questions with your trainees—even if they just missed one. Once they understand the principle missed, have them write their initials by the correct answer. That way, you are protecting them and those around them from potential accidents in the future.