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Safety Data Sheets


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
This course is designed to provide both workers and supervisors with a better understanding of how to interpret a safety data sheet (SDS), as well as address specific requirements associated with SDSs in the workplace. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to recognize the physical states in which chemicals are commonly found, identify chemical routes of entry into the body, identify the purpose of an SDS and describe the most common information found on a typical SDS, define common abbreviations used on an SDS, locate and interpret specific information found on an SDS, and specify control measures to prevent worker exposures to hazardous chemicals. 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
Anyone who must use chemical agents on the job

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Safety Data Sheets

  • identify the physical states in which chemicals are commonly found
  • identify chemical routes of entry into the body
  • identify basic requirements of an SDS and common information found on a typical SDS
  • define terms commonly used to describe exposure limits on an SDS
  • identify the types of information found in sections 1-8 of an SDS
  • identify information found in sections 9-11 and 16 of an SDS
  • identify information found in sections 12-15 of an SDS
  • Course Number:
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