Ensure Your Employees are Trained on the Hazards of Chemicals Used in the Workplace.

Safety Consulting Specialists provides chemical safety training, including courses on lead, silica, and hexavalent chromium.


Lead is a naturally occurring heavy metal and is toxic in even small amounts. Used in the construction, manufacturing, and recycling industries, lead exposure can affect almost every organ in the human body. It causes damage to the nervous system and can affect overall general health.


Crystalline silica is a mineral used in building materials such as shingles, bricks, glass, and other industrial materials. Also used in the oil and gas industry, respirable crystalline silica, referred to as “silica,” “silica dust,” or “quartz dust,” is created when stone, brick, cement, or concrete is cut, blasted, chipped, ground, sawed, or drilled. Respirable crystalline silica can cause deadly lung diseases and other health issues.

Hexavalent Chromium 

Hexavalent chromium is a form of the metallic element chromium. Hexavalent chromium (Chromium (VI) or Hex Chrome) is produced by industrial processes and is used in industries such as welding, steel, cement, and electroplating. Hexavalent chromium is a known human carcinogen and can cause other health issues such as kidney or liver damage, eye or nasal irritation, allergic contact dermatitis, and chrome ulcers.

To prevent injury or illness, safety training on these chemicals is essential. OSHA and MSHA have regulations related to these and other chemicals found in the workplace.

Our chemical safety training will help you:

  • Identify the risk of harmful chemicals used in the workplace
  • Prevent/minimize exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Learn the health hazards associated with chemicals
  • Understand the types of control and protection methods available
  • Comply with OSHA and MSHA regulations

Employers are responsible for protecting workers from hazardous chemicals, including lead, respirable crystalline silica, and hexavalent chromium. To learn more about keeping your employees safe and minimizing the risk of exposure to these and other hazardous chemicals in your workplace, contact us today to schedule one of our chemical safety training courses.