Chemical Safety Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

The Chemical Safety Course will cover: chemical hazards, safe handling, storage, hazard recognition and control, personal protective equipment, waste management, and emergency response. Fundamentals from this course can applied to chemical laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and other settings where chemicals are commonly used. References OSHA Standard 1910.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of chemicals and chemical hazards.
  • Understand various chemical control mechanisms
  • Understand chemical treatment and disposal options
  • Understand the various chemical personal protective equipment (PPE) options
  • Understand how to respond to chemical emergency situations


There are no prerequisites for this course.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

Module 1: Chemical Hazards & Handling

  • Introduction
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Class A
  • Class B
  • Class C
  • Class D
  • Class E
  • Class F

Module 2: Hazardous Materials

  • Compressed gases (general requirements)
    Nitrous oxide
  • Air contaminants and emissions
  • Flammable solvents. (fire and health hazard)
  • Non-flammable solvents. (health hazard)
  • Acids. Acids can be further divided into oxidizing acids, mineral acids, and organic acids. (Corrosive, reaction hazard, and health hazard.)
  • Bases. Corrosive and health hazard. Reaction hazard with acids.
  • Flammable liquids
  • Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals
  • Dipping and coating operations

Module 3: Chemical Controls

  • Laboratory Fume Hoods
  • Safety Showers & Eye Wash Stations
  • Temperature Control
  • Reduced Pressure Operations
  • Chemical Storage
  • Inspections
  • Fire Safety Procedures
  • Chemical Spill Clean-Up Procedures

Module 4: Receiving & Disposal

  • Certification
  • Receiving Procedures
  • Dangerous Goods Hazard Categories
  • Shipping Description
  • Safety Symbols & Labels
  • Documentation Required
  • Chemical Waste Disposal

Module 5: Personal Protective Equipment

  • Protective Clothing
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Eye or Face Protection
  • Hearing Protection

Module 6: Chemical Emergency Response


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.