Metallurgy and Materials Science
Hazardous Materials Management
This course provides instruction in the nature of hazardous materials and their interaction with the health and safety of individuals as they relate to industrial metallurgical practices. Topics covered in the course include proper handling of hazardous substances; chemical, physical and biological influences on health; human response to toxins; target organ effects; and regulatory controls used in hazard prevention in the laboratory and materials process workplace.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Identify substances that may be hazardous including organic and inorganic compounds used for laboratory processing including etching for microscopy.
- Demonstrate personal responsibilities including the selection and use of protective clothing and equipment.
- Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to develop an effective chemical hygiene plan for materials laboratory planning.
- Acquire information regarding the Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200, and Community Right-To-Know Act.
- Practice the proper use, handling and storage of potentially hazardous chemical compounds, particulate materials and gases.
- Differentiate between physical hazards, health hazards and biological hazards.
- Differentiate the commonly measured properties of acids, bases and gases including concentration limits.
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