Ozone-depleting Substances

  • 9 topics | 46m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) 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 ODSs to minimize the risk of exposure to themselves, others, and the environment. It describes practices for the proper handling of ODSs, as well as federal requirements for technician certification, material labeling, recovery and recycling, recordkeeping, and reporting. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify health and material hazards associated with ODSs
  • identify the PPE to wear to protect against the hazards associated with ODSs
  • recognize types of work that require technician certification
  • identify the physical and material hazards associated with ODSs, what types of PPE to wear for protection, and what kinds of work require technician certification
  • identify best practices for handling ODSs
  • label ODS-containing equipment appropriately
  • identify best practices for handling ODSs and how to label equipment appropriately
  • determine the appropriate action in response to a leak in equipment with 50 pounds or more ODS charge
  • identify precautions to take when recovering ODSs
  • follow the correct procedure for disposing of ODS-containing equipment
  • determine proper recordkeeping and reporting measures, precautions to take when recovering ODSs, and the correct procedure for disposing of equipment


  • Hazards Associated with ODSs
  • Certification Requirements
  • Knowledge Check: ODS Hazards and Certification
  • Best Practices for Handling ODSs
  • Labeling Products Containing ODSs
  • Knowledge Check: Best Practices and Proper Labeling
  • Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Recovering, Recycling, and Disposal
  • Knowledge Check: Recordkeeping, Reporting & Disposal