Workers suffer more than 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually related to chemical exposures. Employees who take this course will understand what are chemical hazards and toxic substances, the forms that chemical hazards come in (Solids, Dusts, Liquids, Gases, Fumes and Vapors). Additionally, the course explores the many different types of chemical hazards such as explosives, flammables, corrosives, poisons, etc.
Finally, the course details chemical controls of Elimination/Substitution, Engineering Controls, Administrative & Work Practice Controls and Personal Protective Equipment as the final line of defense against dangerous chemicals. Course length: 15 to 20 min
Students who take this course will be able to:
- Define chemical hazards and toxic substances
- List the hazards that chemicals present
- Explain how to control exposure to chemicals