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Ozone-depleting Chemicals


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting chemicals (ODCs) pose a serious hazard to both people and the environment. Therefore, it is important to know how to handle them safely and in compliance with federal regulations. This course will help individuals who may come into contact with ODCs to minimize the risk of exposure to themselves, others, and the environment. It describes practices for the proper handling of ODCs, as well as federal requirements for technician certification; material labeling; recovering and recycling; recordkeeping, and reporting. 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
Employees who may be exposed to harmful ODCs, owners/operators of ODC-containing equipment with a charge of fifty pounds or more, and for employees with an awareness level of the regulations associated with ODC-containing equipment as a refresher course.

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.6

Lesson Objectives

Ozone-depleting Chemicals

  • identify the PPE to wear to protect against the hazards associated with ODCs
  • recognize types of work that require technician certification
  • identify best practices for handling ODCs
  • label ODC-containing equipment appropriately
  • determine the appropriate action in response to a leak in equipment with 50 pounds or more ODC charge
  • identify precautions to take when recovering ODC
  • follow the correct procedure for disposing of ODC-containing equipment
  • Course Number:
    ehs_hsf_a80_sh_enus