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Free Online Course: Foundations of Chemical Safety and Risk Management for Chemistry Students©

 

This online, self-paced course offers education on chemical safety concepts. The core course is intended for the undergraduate students who have completed two semesters of general chemistry  and one semester of organic chemistry, including laboratories. The course also includes enrichment content that provides additional information related to the core course. This content is intended for the advanced learner.

The course also includes enrichment content that provides additional information related to the core course. This content is intended for the advanced learner.

The total time needed to complete the course (without the enrichment material) is expected to be about 15 hours. Successful students who complete all 16 units and the final course assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Participants will learn to:

  • Describe the components and tools of a strong safety culture;
  • Apply the principles of RAMP to laboratory operations;
  • Identify methods to minimize hazards and risks in the laboratory, and
  • Outline processes needed to plan for emergencies.

For any comments or questions related to the course please contact us at safety@acs.org

Course Outline:

Introduction
Unit 1: From Rules to Risk
Unit 2: OSHA and EPA Regulations for Laboratories
Unit 3: Communicating Hazards – GHS and the SDS
Unit 4: Communicating Hazards – NFPA
Unit 5: Recognizing Hazards – Toxicity
Unit 6: Recognizing Hazards – Flammability
Unit 7: Recognizing Hazards – Corrosivity
Unit 8: Recognizing Hazards – Reactivity
Unit 9: Recognizing Hazards – Physical and Biological Hazards
Unit 10: Assessing Risk – Laboratory Operations
Unit 11: Assessing risk – Hazard and Risk Assessments
Unit 12: Minimizing risk – Chemical Storage
Unit 13: Minimizing risk – Hazardous waste
Unit 14: Minimizing risk – Elimination, Administrative, and Engineering Controls
Unit 15: Minimizing risk – Personal Protective Equipment
Unit 16: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies
Unit 17: Risk Management – Capstone RAMP Assessment

  

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