Chemical Safety

Learning objectives

  • Recognize workplace chemical hazards and the risks associated with their use.
  • List conditions that may present an exposure risk, possible routes of exposure, and the factors that influence an individual’s reaction to a chemical exposure incident.
  • Demonstrate safety precautions that should be taken by workers and employers to minimize exposure to chemicals.
  • Demonstrate safe storage, transport, and disposal practices for hazardous chemicals.
  • Describe appropriate response actions in the event of a chemical incident.

Course overview

This lesson covers the required awareness training on the occupational hazards common to the handling and use of chemicals, measures you can take to protect yourself from chemical hazards, safe practices for chemical storage and waste disposal, and the correct response to emergency situations involving chemical spills. This lesson does not cover information related to radiological agents, explosives, and biohazardous/infectious agents.
  • 24 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English , Spanish
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Exposure Hazards and Risks
  • Safety Precautions
  • Safe Handling
  • OSHA Standards, Title 29 CFR, Part 1910
  • 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 1910, Section 1910.119 App A, List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives
  • OSHA Standard 1910.119, Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
  • 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
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