Understanding Chemical Hazards

Understanding Chemical Hazards


Understanding Chemical Hazards is designed to help facilities comply with OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120). As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee’s specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. The course… part of the HAZWOPER Annual Retraining Series… introduces employees to chemical hazard regulations and provides training on the various types of hazardous chemicals found in industrial environments. Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. It is so important that employees know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances, as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly, that OSHA mandates that anyone working with these substances receive comprehensive training in this area.

Topics covered in this program:
Include chemical hazard concepts, types of hazardous chemicals, characteristics and effects of various types of chemicals, the GHS Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and container labeling, safe handling practices, use of personal protective equipment, spills and cleanup, and more.

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