The Chemical Hazards course covers OSHA'S Hazard Communication Standard. Discusses the physical and health hazards presented by dangerous chemicals. Explains the information contained in a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). This course has no prerequisites. Chemical Hazards is available in online and course manual formats.
TPC Training is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.
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Lesson 1 - What the Standard Requires
Identifying and evaluating chemical hazards; Providing an MSDS; Labeling and listing chemical hazards; Training employees; Writing a hazard communication program
– Identify the goals of the Hazard Communication standard and the agency responsible for writing and enforcing the standard.– Lost the eight fundamental actions required by the OSHA Hazard Communication standard and state the purpose of each.– Explain the key requirements for carrying out each fundamental action.
Lesson 2 - Types of Chemical Hazards
Physical and health hazards; Exposure routes; Factors that affect the degree of hazard; Controlling chemical hazards; Detecting exposure hazards
– Define chemical hazards covered by the Hazard Communication standard and the two categories into which they are divided.– Identify the common physical forms of chemical hazards and the industrial operations that produce or release vapors, mists, dusts, and fumes.– Name the three basic routes of exposure to health hazards.– Explain the key factors that affect the degree of hazard.– Discuss common methods of controlling chemical hazards.– Explain how to detect exposure hazards and symptoms.
Lesson 3 - Material Safety Data Sheets
Chemical identification; Physical and chemical data; Health and physical hazard information; Fire, explosion, and reactive hazards; Special protection
– Explain the purpose, availability, preparation, and basic content of MSDSs.– Give examples of the health hazard information contained in MSDSs and how it is used.– Give examples of the physical hazard information contained in the MSDSs and how it is used.– Describe typical MSDS instructions on special precautions and procedures.
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