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Fire and Explosion Hazards (HAZWOPER)

Fire and Explosion Hazards (HAZWOPER)


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description
This course identifies procedures and precautions to help reduce the risks of fire and explosion from chemical reactions, ignition of explosive or flammable chemicals, ignition of materials due to oxygen enrichment, and sudden releases of materials under pressure. By learning how to protect yourself and others from fire and explosion hazards, you can help save time, resources, serious injuries, and loss of life. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of the course are to identify the four elements that trigger a fire; define the terms ignitable, flammable, combustible, and oxidizer; identify safety principles to protect against fire and explosion; specify safe handling procedures for potentially flammable or explosive materials; recognize ignition sources; and identify proper storage of flammable and explosive materials. 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.

Target Audience
Regular hazardous waste site workers and managers

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Fire and Explosion Hazards (HAZWOPER)

  • identify various fire hazards
  • identify explosion hazards
  • identify sources of ignition
  • cite safe handling procedures for potentially flammable or explosive materials
  • cite safe storage procedures for potentially flammable or explosive materials
  • Course Number:
    esh_sah_b08_sh_enus