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Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

This Formaldehyde Awareness course is intended for workers who may be exposed to formaldehyde at their workplace. The training will provide a general understanding of the hazards and health effects of exposure, as well as employer requirements intended to prevent workplace exposures.

Who Should Take This Training?

Workers who may be exposed to formaldehyde include those who work in confinement with livestock production, construction workers who work with resin manufactured products, workers who manufacture plastics, resins, and foam insulation, morticians involved in the embalming process, beauticians who apply dyes and smoothing products, and more. If you are involved in any of these occupations, or suspect hazardous chemicals are used as part of your job, be sure to ask your employer if formaldehyde is used at your workplace.



The objective of this Formaldehyde Awareness course is to provide workers with the hazards associated with and protective measures used in response to formaldehyde in the workplace. This content is derived primarily from 29 CFR 1910.1048 for General Industry, 29 CFR 1926.1148 for Construction, and 29 CFR 1915.1048 for Shipyards.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain their rights as a worker exposed to hazards in the workplace;
  • Identify formaldehyde’s primary characteristics, how it poses a hazard to workers, and occupations where it may be present;
  • Describe methods you employer can implement to protect you from formaldehyde in the workplace;
  • Describe the medical surveillance and medical removal process in detail; and
  • Identify the records your employer must maintain.


This fully narrated course is built for success and includes interactions, exercises, and knowledge checks intended to prepare students for the final exam. Students must answer each knowledge check and complete each interaction in order to proceed.

Course Sections

This course consists of 1 module broken down into 4 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Course Modules, Sections, and Exams
ModuleSection / Topic
Module 1
Section 1 - Course Overview
Section 2 - Formaldehyde, Exposure Limits, and Monitoring
Section 3 - Limiting Employee Exposure
Section 4 - Medical Surveillance
Final Exam


This course has a single final exam based upon the knowledge checks that appear in each section.

The final exam consists of 20 questions selected at random for a large pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.


There are no prerequisites to take this training.

Additional Training

When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job. If you are required to use specific equipment at your job site, you must be trained to use that equipment prior to using it at the job site.

If your employer utilizes specific engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, or has specific emergency plans related to methylene chloride emergencies, you must be made aware of and trained in these practices and your role in the execution of the emergency plans.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Mobile Version


We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). This course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.


  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics


  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.


Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.