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Hazardous Material Handling and Storage


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Target Audience
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description
This course covers information about drum handling, compressed gas cylinders, flammable materials, slings, safe lifting techniques, and safe handling procedures. The intent of the information is to familiarize the learner with safe work practices necessary to prevent injury while handling materials and equipment in the workplace. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: identify safe lifting techniques when manually handling an object; identify hazards associated with handling drums and containers; specify the proper handling, transportation, storage, and use of compressed gas cylinders; identify hazards associated with handling acetylene, oxygen, or hydrogen; specify how to detect leaks; recognize materials that may be flammable and/or combustible; identify the factors involved in the proper selection, use, and inspection of slings used to hold suspended loads; and identify safe handling and moving practices when performing routine maintenance. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Persons who will be moving or handling objects in and around the workplace

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Hazardous Material Handling and Storage

  • identify safe lifting techniques when manually handling an object.
  • identify hazards associated with handling drums and containers.
  • identify safe handling procedures when working with drums and containers.
  • specify the proper handling and use of compressed gas cylinders.
  • identify the proper procedures for transporting compressed gas cylinders.
  • identify the proper handling of compressed gas cylinders that are no longer needed.
  • identify materials that may be flammable and/or combustible.
  • identify safe work practices when hoisting materials using slings.
  • identify safe handling and moving practices when performing routine maintenance.
  • Course Number:
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