The OSHA health standards apply to all companies and their employees tasked with using chemicals in the workplace. With emphasis on compliance with OSHA’s current Laboratory Standard 29 CFR 1910.1450, participants will learn general laboratory safety rules and regulations, proper handling and storage of chemicals and waste, safety requirements, and appropriate uses of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Participants will also learn methods for control and transportation of hazardous chemicals, chemical exposure plans, fire safety methods, and types and uses of fire extinguishers.
In addition, this course will outline the steps to properly implement and regularly update a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), to reduce the risk of chemical-related injuries and meet OSHA regulations. Employers and employees will learn to recognize potential hazards within their workplace, and mechanisms for reducing risks.
Participants in this course will be able to:
• Outline the requirements of the Chemical Hygiene Plan
• Define employer and employee roles and responsibilities
• Identify hazards in the work area
• Recognize permissible exposure limits and action levels
• Apply precautions to ensure workplace safety
• Describe appropriate use of personal protective equipment
• Apply effective actions and behavior in an emergency
This course is available online, and can be taken anytime, anywhere.