Handling Hazardous Materials



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9AM - 5PM CST (M-F)

Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA


Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form.


Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes.


CEUs: HIPAA Exams is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. CEU Information


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Broaden your knowledge of hazardous materials to enable you to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and handle hazards in order to take appropriate protective measures.

Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify where hazardous materials might be encountered in the workplace.
  • Explain the risk of handling hazardous materials (HazMat).
  • Discuss what should be done in an emergency involving hazardous materials and how to take protective measures.

Table of Contents

Commonly referred to as: Chemical Hazards in the Healthcare Environment

Handling Hazardous Materials

Table of Contents:

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Legal Notice
  • Purpose and Learning Objectives
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Material Determination
  • Hazardous Materials in the Workplace
  • Handling Hazardous Materials
  • End of Course Quiz

Course Content Example 1:

Hazardous Material Determination

The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) ensures safety in the workplace by providing clear, understandable information about the identities and hazards of chemicals found in the workplace.

  • Hazard Classification: specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards and classification of mixtures
  • Labels: chemical manufactures must provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category
  • Safety data sheets: must have a 16-section format
  • Information and training: employers must train employees on new label elements and SDS format to facilitate recognition and understanding

Course Content Example 2:

Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

Common hazardous materials in the healthcare facilities are:

  • Cleaning and laboratory chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Radiologicals
  • Sterilant and disinfectants
  • Pesticides
  • Regulated medical waste

Course Content Example 3:

Your Responsibility to Help Avoid Chemical Spills

  • Store chemicals in original containers with safety closures
  • Keep product labels in place
  • Use chemical supplies only for intended use
  • Use only necessary amount


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