CHEMICAL HANDLING SAFETY TRAINING

This course is target at professionals by which they can demonstrate the understanding of chemical handling safety.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the forms of, the classification of, and health risks from exposure to hazardous substances
  • Explain the factors to be considered when undertaking an assessment of the health  risks from substances commonly encountered in the work place
  • Explain the use and limitations of occupational exposure limits including the purpose of long term and short term exposure limits
  • Outline the hazard risks and controls associated with specific agents 
  • Outline the basic requirement related to the safe handling and storage of waste

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Safety and health  Officers 
  • Administrators with a need to improve the knowledge of safe system practice at work
  • Supervisors and general employers looking to improve their safe system practice at work
  • Safety professionals

Forms of, classification of, and health risks from hazardous substances

  • Forms of chemical agent: dusts, fibres, fumes, gases, mists, vapours and liquids
  • Forms of biological agents: fungi, bacteria and viruses
  • Health hazards classifications: acute toxicity; skin corrosion/irritation; serious eye
  • damage/eye irritation; respiratory or skin sensitisation; germ cell mutagenicity;
  • carcinogenicity; reproductive toxicity; specific target organ toxicity (single and
  • repeated exposure); aspiration hazard
  • Difference between acute and chronic health effects.

Assessment of health risks

  • Routes of entry of hazardous substances into the body and body reaction in the form of superficial and cellular defence mechanisms with particular reference to the hazardous substances
  • Factors to be taken into account when assessing health risks
  • Sources of information:
  • product labels
  • guidance documents
  • manufacturers’ safety data sheets and responsibility for their provision; information to be
  • included by supplier
  • limitations of information in assessing risks to health
  • Role and limitations of hazardous substance monitoring

Occupational exposure limits

  • Purpose of occupational exposure limits
  • Long term and short term limits
  • Significance of time weighted averages
  • Limitations of exposure limits
  • Application of relevant limits eg, Threshold Limit Values, Workplace Exposure
  • Limits, Maximum Allowable Concentrations, etc
  • Comparison of measurements to exposure limits established by competent national authorities or internationally recognised standards.

Control Measures

The needs to prevent exposure or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately control it.

  • Principles of Good Practice as regards control of:
  • minimisation of emission, release and spread of hazardous substances through design and
  • operation of processes and task activities
  • account for relevant routes of entry into the body when developing control measures for
  • hazardous substances
  • control measures to be proportional to health risk
  • effectiveness and reliability of control options that minimise the escape and spread of
  • hazardous substances
  • use of personal protective equipment in combination with other measures where

adequate controls cannot be achieved otherwise

  • regular checks and review of implemented control measures to confirm continued effectiveness
  • provision of information and training to those working with hazardous substances as to the
  • risks and use of measures to minimise the risks
  • ensuring control measures do not increase overall risk to health and safety
  • Common measures used to implement Principles of Good Practice above:
  • elimination or substitution of hazardous substances or form of substance
  • process changes
  • reduced time exposure
  • enclosure of hazards; segregation of process and people
  • local exhaust ventilation: general applications and principles of capture and removal of
  • hazardous substances; components of a basic system and factors that may reduce its
  • effectiveness; requirements for inspection
  • use and limitations of dilution ventilation
  • respiratory protective equipment: purpose, application and effectiveness; types of
  • equipment and their suitability for different substances; selection, use and maintenance
  • other protective equipment and clothing (gloves, overalls, eye protection)
  • personal hygiene and protection regimes
  • health/medical surveillance and biological monitoring
  • Further control of substances that can cause cancer, asthma or genetic damage that can be passed from one generation to another.

This course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented, which is highly engaging, and informative training to aid participants in learning to how to work safely.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and complete the Chemical Handling Safety Training.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.

2 DAYS

D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to info@dmckinseyandassociates.com, dmckinseytraining@gmail.com.   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

MAR 18-19

JUL 18-19

SEP 26-28

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