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Where hazardous chemicals are used, a single exposure can be life-threatening. Chemicals, especially inorganic compounds, are often unpredictable, unstable, and dangerous when handled unsafely. If you work with industrial chemicals each day, then you work in a high-risk environment.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain what a chemical is and that use of any chemical constitutes potential for an exposure risk
- Explain your responsibility as a worker to prevent exposure incidents
- Recognize hazardous chemicals as classified by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and sort them into their respective categories
- List conditions that may present an exposure risk, possible routes of exposure, and factors that influence an individual’s reaction to a chemical exposure incident
- Identify who is responsible for evaluating chemical hazards and how the result of the evaluation is communicated to the end user
- Demonstrate safe transport, storage, and disposal practices for hazardous chemicals
- Describe the procedures for detecting and reacting to potential chemical exposure
- Identify how to prepare for a chemical related accident
- Describe the actions to be taken should a chemical related accident occur
This course was designed to help satisfy requirements of the following regulations:
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910 "General Industry", Section 1910.1450, "Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories," generally referred to as the "Laboratory Standard" and Section 1910, Subpart Z, "Toxic and Hazardous Substances"
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910, Section 1910.1200, "Hazard Communication"
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910, Section 1910.132, "Personal Protective Equipment - General Requirements"
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1926, Section 64 App A, "List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives"
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910, Section 1000, "Air Contaminants and Tables Z-1, Z-2 and Z-3"
- OSHA Standard 1910.119, "Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals"
- OSHA Standard 1910.119, Appendix A, "List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives"
- Occupational Safety and Health Act - Section 5 (a)(1) and (2), "General Duty Clause"
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910.38, "Emergency Action Plans"
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910.120, "Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response"
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910, Subpart H, "Hazardous Materials"
- OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910, Subpart I, "Personal Protective Equipment"
CHEMICAL SAFETY COURSE TOPICS
- Recognizing hazardous chemicals and their characteristics
- Factors that can affect your risk
- Hazard identification
- Safe handling
- Steps to detect and protect
- When an accident occurs
CHEMICAL SAFETY COURSE ASSESSMENT: Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.
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