Hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures or processes that may cause adverse health or physical effects. Exposure usually occurs through inhalation, skin contact or ingestion. Adverse health effects can be short or long term.
To control the risks associated with hazardous chemicals you should refer to the hierarchy of controls and apply the highest level of control that is practicable to still allow the work to be done.
This short course trains how to safely handle chemicals according to the hierarchy of controls, beginning with eliminating the hazard and using non-toxic chemicals. The course moves through the hierarchy to discuss engineering, administrative and PPE controls.
The training explains the safe way to contain and clean up spills using 7 critical steps, the correct spill containment system and waste disposal bins.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn what hazardous chemicals are.
- Learn how to apply the hierarchy of controls to protect against the hazards of using chemicals.
- Understand the importance of wearing the correct PPE when handling chemicals.
- Learn what to do if a spill, leak or accidental release of hazardous chemicals occurs.
- Learn about spill containment processes and systems.
- Learn about the two types of spill kits to dispose of chemical wastes.
- Learn the 7 steps of effective spill response.
- Understand the critical importance of preventing runoff into drains and waterways.
Course length: 12 mins (7-minute animated and subtitled video + 9 short answer assessment)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English and US Spanish.