Understanding a Safety Data Sheet

Understanding a Safety Data Sheet

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All hazardous chemicals and substances should have an accompanying safety data sheet (SDS). The SDS contains information on the identity of the product and any hazardous ingredients, potential health effects, toxicological properties, physical hazards, safe use, handling and storage, emergency procedures, and disposal requirements specific to the chemical.

This course provides a step-by-step guide on how to interpret the information contained on an SDS. The course provides examples to help train on what to look for and what to do to safely handle chemicals and other hazardous substances.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course learners will:

  1. Understand where to find the safety data sheets in their organisation.
  2. Learn about hazard classifications or statements of chemicals and substances.
  3. Learn about the route of entry of the hazardous chemical or substance.
  4. Understand the severity of the harm exposure to chemicals or substances may have.
  5. Learn about the toxicological data, advice or warnings for people that might be at risk when handling chemicals or hazardous substances.
  6. Learn about the safe storage of hazardous chemicals.
  7. Know where to find the information on the SDS about the physical properties of a hazardous chemical or substance.
  8. Learn about any situations that may generate hazardous chemicals.

Course length: 10 mins (5-minute animated and subtitled video + 6 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 (Australian), English (US), US Spanish and French.

This course is suitable for use in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, the US, and all countries that adhere to OSHA and HSE requirements.

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