OSHA's Hazard Materials Management & Chemical Safety

This course, has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

This course will describe how to evaluate chemical hazards and develop controls to protect workers and the public from the hazard. Additionally, the webinar will discuss the need for OSHA training and present techniques for developing a safety plan that addresses the use of chemicals.


Using chemical products has become part of our daily lives. Floor cleaners, white-out, bug sprays, road salt: all are chemicals that present hazards if used improperly. For many years, employers could make employees work with and around chemicals they knew nothing about, with sometimes tragic results.

So, in the early 1990s, OSHA enacted regulations that require employers to tell their employees about potential chemical hazards in the workplace. The first set of regulations is called the Hazard Communication Standard or “HazCom for short. The requirements of this standard apply to most employees except those who work in laboratories. Click on the HazCom link for more information about these requirements.

The second set of regulations is called Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, or the "Lab Standard" for short. As you might guess, the Lab Standard applies only to people who work in laboratories. Click on the Lab Standard link for more information about these requirements.

OSHA also has developed regulations for specific chemical substances, such as asbestos, lead, and formaldehyde. In general, these substance-specific standards include exposure limits and specific work practices. They apply to mixtures (for example, paint that contains lead), not just to the pure chemical substance itself (e.g., lead solder).

Course Objectives:

The webinar will discuss how to perform chemical safety audits and address site specific training needed to work safely with chemicals. The instructor will present several scenarios that attendees can relate to. Further, the webinar will also:

• Discuss how to develop a job hazards analysis
• Address the need for OSHA training
• Discuss the hazards associated with ammonia, sulphuric acid, hydrofluoric acid and peroxides
• Discuss medical monitoring programs
• Discuss handling of chemicals
• Address hazardous waste management

Course Outline:

• Chemical safety
• Developing a safety management program
• Safety aspects of environmental compliance
• Review of operations conducted at the facility
• Inventory of hazardous chemicals
• Environmental review of facility
• Need for chemical experts
• Properties of peroxides
• Hydrofluoric acid hazards and treatments
• Sulphuric acid hazards and treatments
• Medical treatments
• Ammonia hazards and treatments

What You Get:

• Training Materials
• Live Q&A Session with our Expert
• Participation Certificate
• Access to Signup Community (Optional)
• Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Safety Managers
• Environmental Compliance Managers
• Engineers
• Health and Safety Professionals
• Industrial Hygienists
• Hazardous Materials Specialists
• Plant Supervision and Management
• Human Resource Professionals
• Occupational Health staff in all industries
• Team Leads, Supervisors or Managers, especially in manufacturing industries
• Laboratory managers in academic, healthcare and similar industries

Keith Warwick,

Keith Warwick , PE earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He became a California Professional Engineer in 1983 and has also held PEs in Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois and New York. He has 34 years of civil, environmental and safety engineering experience. He is a professor at Yuba College in Marysville California and instructor at the University of Washington, and has significant experience teaching engineering, safety and related subjects. He has conducted several hundred construction, environmental and safety walk-throughs and audits. He is the author of Arcadia Publishing’s, "California's Highway 99: Modesto to Bakersfield".

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