Chemical Safety

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Introduction:

Hazardous substances are present in nearly all workplaces, and can affect anyone, not just those who regularly handle hazardous substances. Workers should be trained so that they can recognize hazardous substances and know what to do if they come across them. Safe use, storage and transportation of chemicals remain essential for any facility. Proper safe handling of chemicals by employees and safe chemical operations will prevent accidents, chemical exposures and chemical release to the environment.

This training has been developed to provide those working with or around hazardous substances, with an understanding of the types of hazardous substances that they may come into contact with, the potential health hazards and the controls required to reduce risk.

NIST Project Team has successfully delivered Chemical handling training onboard Production Vessels and Platforms in Offshore Oil and Gas industry.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Introduction to chemicals and their various physical forms,
  • Identify the classification of hazardous substances at work,
  • Assess the risks associated with hazardous substances,
  • Understand various routes of entry into body,
  • Body defense mechanism,
  • List the health effects from exposure to hazardous substances,
  • Compare control measures for reducing the risks.

Who can take the Course?

The course will benefit anyone tasked with completing assessments of hazardous chemicals and implementing controls. This will typically include managers, supervisors and safety officers, plus other health and safety professionals looking to refresh or update their skills in chemical handling.

This training is also useful to those employees who wish to develop and undertake specific roles in fire safety to manage fire risk such as fire wardens, marshals, stewards.

Benefits:

Your employees work with or near chemicals and they may already be familiar with the hazards and potential consequences of an exposure. There are acute and immediate effects, such as acid burns or long-term and chronic effects, such as liver and kidney disease, or cancer. No matter the effect, chemical exposures can be life-threatening. Chemicals can also cause fires and explosions, corrode equipment, and cause environmental problems.

This program helps your employees understand the importance of working safely around chemicals by discussing the hazard categories of chemicals, the components of Hazard Communication, proper handling and storage techniques, and procedures for handling chemical emergencies.

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