This course will teach you about hazardous chemicals, how to protect yourself, and how to respond to chemical emergencies. Hazardous chemicals can cause injury or even death. They can cause burns, catch fire, and emit dangerous fumes.
Hazardous materials are in use in clinical and research settings across this health system. Even if you are not directly using these materials, you may be located adjacent to areas that are using them. Further, these materials may be transported across the campus. Air quality issues and spills can, therefore, impact everyone. This training helps all staff become informed and aware of the hazards in our environment.
Topics covered include:
- Hazardous chemical warning labels (pictograms) and signal words
- Response procedures following chemical spills
- Safety data sheet
- PPE when handling hazardous chemicals