Hazardous Materials Safety Training

117-01 Hazardous Materials Safety

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify hazardous materials common to the industrial and commercial workplaces and appropriately respond to spills, leaks, or other types of contamination within the workplace to protect personnel and the environment from the hazards presented by such materials. This lesson satisfies the training requirements for OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 (h) (1) through (3).

  • Identify and describe the three main types of chemical hazards and their associated classes and categories
  • Adhere to procedures to be followed in the event of a spill
  • Adhere to procedures for cleanup of hazardous materials
  • Identify and report abnormal physical reactions to a chemical or substance in the workplace

117-02 Acid and Caustic Awareness

When you complete this lesson, you will understand how substances are ranked on the pH scale. You will also be able to describe general safety precautions and emergency actions employed when working with acids and caustics.

  • Describe the nature of an acid
  • Describe the nature of a caustic
  • List some examples of common acids and caustics
  • Identify what the pH rating of a chemical indicates
  • Discuss the process of neutralization
  • Describe the steps for using an emergency eyewash station
  • Discuss initial steps in the selection of personal protective equipment (PPE)

117-03 Asbestos and Silica Awareness

When you complete this lesson, you will recognize the health risks associated with both asbestos and silica. You also will be able to identify ways to prevent exposure to these materials in the workplace.

This lesson satisfies the initial and annual training requirements for OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1001 (j) (7) and (m) (4).

  • Describe the health risks of asbestos and silica exposure
  • List symptoms of diseases associated with exposure to asbestos and silica
  • Discuss the effect of the delay between exposure and the onset of symptoms
  • Identify permissible exposure limits (PEL) for asbestos and silica
  • Discuss the use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE) used to reduce exposures
  • Identify activities that commonly involve the potential for asbestos and silica exposure
  • List other measures that can be implemented to reduce exposures

117-04 Ammonia Awareness

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to recognize the health risks associated with working around ammonia. You will also be able to identify steps to protect yourself during general maintenance or emergency activities.

  • Describe the properties of ammonia
  • Identify OSHA permissible exposure limits
  • Discuss health effects related to ammonia exposure
  • Identify personal protective equipment appropriate for working around ammonia

117-05 Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness

When you complete this lesson, you will understand the common warning signs, health effects, and personal protection requirements related to H2S exposure.

  • Identify physical and chemical characteristics of H2S
  • Recognize common symptoms H2S exposure
  • Identify levels of PPE associated with H2S
  • Understand medical considerations for individuals exposed to H2S
  • Explain actions taken in the event of a H2S release

117-06 Chlorine Awareness

When you complete this lesson, you will recognize the occupational hazards and potential health effects of chlorine exposure.

  • Identify common properties of chlorine
  • List common side effects of chlorine exposure
  • Describe basic first aid measures performed for victims of chlorine exposure
  • Identify OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) permissible exposure limits (PEL) for chlorine
  • Identify proper personal protective equipment used around chlorine

117-07 Radiation Awareness

When you complete this lesson, you will understand a basic overview of radiation. In addition, you will be able to describe associated health risks commonly associated with radiation and identify methods to protect yourself and others from exposure.

  • Discuss the basic relationship between elements, atoms, and particles
  • Describe the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • Explain some basic radiation protection concepts
  • Identify the risks of exposure to radiation and radioactive materials
  • Discuss some of the ways in which radiation monitoring is conducted
  • Identity safety practices and actions that can protect you from exposure to radiation

117-08 Hazardous Gases – Methane, Carbon Monoxide, and Carbon Dioxide

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to understand the common health and safety hazards associated with methane, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. You will also understand where these gases can be found in the workplace and be able to describe procedures and devices employed to protect employees from exposure.

  • List the physical and chemical characteristics of methane, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide
  • Identify health and safety hazards associated with methane, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide
  • Describe where methane, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide are found in the workplace
  • Describe gas monitor alarm levels for methane, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide
  • Discuss the use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with high levels of methane, carbon monoxide, or carbon dioxide

117-09 Lead Awareness

When you complete this lesson, you will understand risks associated with lead, where you might encounter this element in the workplace, and the negative health effects it can cause. Additionally, you will be able to identify prevention measures, such as the use of personal protective equipment and good housekeeping practices.

  • Identify the properties of lead
  • Identify activities that commonly involve the potential for lead exposure
  • Discuss health effects related to lead exposure
  • Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for working around lead
  • List examples of good housekeeping used to reduce exposure to lead

117-20 Gas Monitoring Basics

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic design and operation of a gas monitor.

  • List the three major reasons gas monitors are needed
  • Identify common types of gas monitors
  • Describe the basic operation of a gas monitor
  • Define each of the following terms:
    • Lower explosive limit
    • Upper explosive limit
    • Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH)
    • Calibration
    • Describe basic gas sampling techniques
  • Explain why calibration and bump tests are performed

117-83 Asbestos Awareness (CAD)

When you complete this lesson, you will recognize the health risks associated with asbestos. You also will be able to identify ways to prevent exposure to this material in the workplace.

  • Describe the health risks of asbestos exposure
  • Discuss the effect of the delay between exposure and the onset of symptoms
  • Discuss the use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE) used to reduce exposures
  • Identify activities commonly involving the potential for asbestos exposure

117-85 Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness (CAD)

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to recall the common warning signs, health effects, and personal protection requirements related to H2S exposure.

  • Identify physical and chemical characteristics of H2S
  • Recognize common symptoms of H2S exposure
  • Recall how appropriate PPE is chosen
  • Understand medical considerations for individuals exposed to H2S
  • Explain actions taken in the event of an H2S release