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Hazards Communications

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain how to protect yourself in case of a chemical spill
  • Identify what protocols to follow during a chemical emergency
  • Interpret labels to identify the level of hazard
  • Discuss the update in safety data sheets

Course Description

This course teaches learners how to appropriately respond to a chemical spill or emergency and determine the level of hazard according to the label assigned to the chemical.

Did You Know...

  • Studies in developed countries have found that health workers have a 1.5 – 3 times relative risk of developing asthma as compared to the general population. This is usually attributed to chronic exposure to airborne particles and gasses from disinfectants, cleaning products, and also powdered latex gloves.
  • Health workers are at particular risk from exposures to anti-cancer (anti-neoplastic) drugs as well as to certain anti-viral drugs and hormone therapies; and exposure to ethylene oxide gases in sterilization.

Course at a Glance

target audience icon Target Learners:

All Healthcare Staff (Clinical and Non-Clinical Providers)

time to complete icon Average Completion Time:

20–30 Minutes

contributor icon Co-development Partner(s):

Mass General Brigham and MedStar Health

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