Hazardous Materials in the Workplace (Update Available)
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This course discusses proper handling of chemicals in the workplace and actions that can be taken to protect the workers, the public, and the environment. It also covers the roles and responsibilities of those responding to events involving hazardous materials. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to define hazardous materials, identify the factors that influence how spills are controlled; recognize where spills are likely to occur; identify possible responses to a release; specify potential outcomes of using inappropriate control methods; define the primary and secondary goals of spill control; define the terms containment and confinement; specify the recommended procedures for spill and leak response; specify the proper steps to contain hazardous spills; specify confinement methods for solids, liquids, and gases; and define the roles and responsibilities of personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.