Chemicals

  • Chemical Safety in the Workplace

    This introductory course provides information on the identification and risk assessment of chemicals in the workplace.  The course is aimed at employers and employees including supervisors and health and safety representatives.

    Course duration: 30 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Differentiate between hazardous/ non-hazardous chemicals
    • Identify ways hazardous chemicals can enter the body
    • Recognise Inventory chemicals; their hazards, uses, frequency of use, storage conditions and volumes
    • Find information on chemicals through the use of labels and SDSs
    • Examine risk and determine possible risk reduction measures using the hierarchy of control

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  • Chemical Safety in the Workplace – Level 2

    This course follows on from the ‘Chemical Safety in the Workplace’ introductory course. The course is Level 2 and covers the following key topics:

    • Understanding Hazard Information
    • Labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
    • Managing Chemical Safety

    Course duration: 30 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Recognise hazard pictograms
    • Understand hazard label information
    • Use Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) to find information on hazards and protective measure
    • Understand the legal obligations of suppliers and employers

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  • Managing Safety and Health in the Science Laboratory

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    This course will help teachers of the Science subjects to improve their knowledge and understanding of safety, health and welfare within the science laboratory.

    Course duration: 140 minutes.

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Identify hazards and risks in the science laboratory
    • Identify with laboratory rules and they types of accidents that can occur in a laboratory
    • Implement practices to prevent these accidents
    • Identify physical, chemical, and biological hazards
    • Manage a science laboratory in a safe manner

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  • Chemical Agent Hazards

    This course presents learners with an overview of chemicals, how people can be exposed to them in the workplace and how to assess and control exposure to them. The content is suitable across all healthcare settings and provides concise practical strategies for everyday use.

    Course duration: 40-60 minutes.

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Identify chemical agent hazards that exist in the healthcare environment
    • Identify ways in which healthcare employees are exposed to chemical agents in the workplace
    • Outline the steps involved in a chemical risk assessment
    • Describe measures used to safeguard healthcare employees from the effects of hazardous chemicals

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