Chemical Safety Management Awareness Training
ABOUT THE COURSE
Improper handling and uncontrolled exposure to chemicals can cause safety incidents such as spills, splashes and explosions as well as occupational diseases ranging from contact dermatitis, systemic and end-organ damage to teratogenicity and cancers. Workers dealing with chemicals must know how to handle and manage chemicals appropriately, in line with the prevailing regulations, to protect themselves as well as others. Recognizing the importance and complexity of chemical management, My SHEQA has taken the initiative to organize Chemical Safety Management Awareness Training to bring the insight of systematic and effective chemical safety management in the workplace. Chemical Safety Management Awareness Training has become fundamental to the practice of planning and management of chemical hazards.
Successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:-
- Understand the requirements, needs and concept of chemical safety in Occupational Safety and Health management.
- Familiarize on the definitions of OHS terms related to chemicals. Gain the knowledge on chemical hazards and the identification.
- Understand related legal requirements of chemical safety i.e. OSHA Act 1994, USECHH 2000, CLASS 2013.
- Understand the requirements of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals.
- Understand best practices in applying hierarchy of hazard control (Elimination, Substitution, Isolations, Engineering Control, Administration Control and PPE) for chemical hazards at the workplace.
- Legislative Requirements
- Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000.
- Revolution of Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2013.
- OSH Management System and its Relation to Chemical Safety
- Practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals to conform to several key elements of OHSAS 18001 and MS 1722.
- These will include chemical safety program that promotes the recognition, evaluation and control of chemical hazards at workplace.
- Global Harmonized System
- The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations.
- GHS designed to replace the various classification and labelling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification and labelling on a global
- Industrial Best Practice
- Deliberation of cradle to grave chemical safety management concept which covers safe handling, storage and disposal of chemicals.
- Best practices in applying hierarchy of hazard control (Elimination, Substitution, Isolations, Engineering Control, Administration Control and PPE) for chemical hazards at the workplace.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Emergency Response Team members
- Employees who handle and exposed to chemicals
- Managers/ Executives, Safety and Health Officers
- OSH Practitioners, Safety and Health Committee Members
- Supervisors and all levels of workers