Chemical Storage and Handling

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Chemical Storage and Handling

Learn how we can minimise the chances of hazardous chemical exposure and learn what to do in the case of an emergency.

About the Chemical Storage and Handling course

Being exposed to chemicals in the workplace can have health implications and so minimising those risks is essential. The Chemical Storage and Handling course covers how toxic chemicals can enter our body and how we can prevent this from happening. After you have completed this course you will be able to minimise the chances of hazardous chemical exposure and identify the key safety information from a Safety Data Sheet. For an immersive and detailed training solution on chemical storage and handling, look no further than this three part course.

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What you will learn

  • Working Safely with Chemicals
  • Safe Transportation
  • Safe Storage
  • Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Chemical Storage and Handling course content

Working Safely with Chemicals

Learn how we can minimise the chances of hazardous chemical exposure and learn what to do in the case of an emergency.
Lesson Excerpts

Working Safely with Chemicals

Working Safely with Chemicals

Chemical exposure in the workplace is unavoidable but the risks and hazards can be managed.

Working Safely with Chemicals

This lesson will cover why chemical safety is important. Specifically how toxic chemicals can enter our body and how we can prevent this from happening.

Working Safely with Chemicals

Always read the Safety Data Sheet before using any new chemical or process. It contains important safety information. We'll cover how to read and understand the SDS in a following lesson.

Working Safely with Chemicals

The SDS collection is available on all sites. Make sure you ask your Site Manager if you are unsure.

Working Safely with Chemicals

Always wear the personal protective equipment as specified on the Safety Data Sheet

Working Safely with Chemicals

Never leave chemicals unattended.

Working Safely with Chemicals

No eating, drinking, or smoking on site.

Working Safely with Chemicals

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Learn how to identify key safety key information from an SDS
Lesson Excerpts

Always read the SDS! The SDS is split into 16 sections. The first eight sections contain general information and the last eight sections contain more technical and scientific information.

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Identification This section contains product name and contact details of the manufacturer and importer as well as an emergency poisons hotline.

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Hazard Identification The amount information provided here varies depending on how hazardous the chemical is, the higher the hazard the more information you'll see here. Follow all the precautionary statements listed. You may also see pictograms, we'll dive more into what these all mean later on in the lesson

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Composition and information on the ingredients

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

First Aid Measures Description of necessary first aid measures Symptoms caused by exposure

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Fire Fighting Measures Information on the right fire extinguishing equipment to use in response to a chemical fire.

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Accidental Release Measures what to do when there's been a spill, leak or releases

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Storage and Handling The best practices in storing and handling the chemical.

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection Recommended exposure limits and the PPE that you should wear to limit exposure.

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

What these pictograms tell us about the chemical? Select all that apply

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

What does this section of the SDS tell us about the chemical? Select all that apply

Understanding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements

Safe Storage & Transportation

Learn why it's important to keep chemicals safely stored away.
Lesson Excerpts

Chemicals should be properly stored in the right conditions to minimise hazards As a general rule of thumb: Ensure all hazardous chemicals are properly labeled Store chemicals according to it's hazard class Separate all incompatible chemicals Chemicals must be stored no higher than eye level If you're ever unsure, you should consult Section 7 of the SDS, as it covers the Handling & Storage information.

Improper storage of chemicals

Safe Storage & Transportation

Leaking or deteriorating containers and spilled chemicals

Safe Storage & Transportation

Temperature extremes (too hot or cold in storage areas)

Safe Storage & Transportation

Lack of low lighting levels

Safe Storage & Transportation

Blocked exits or aisles, and a lack of security

Safe Storage & Transportation

Trash accumulation

Safe Storage & Transportation

Open lights or matches

Safe Storage & Transportation

Fire equipment blocked, broken or missing

Safe Storage & Transportation

Lack of information or warning signs

Safe Storage & Transportation

What's wrong with the way these chemicals are stored? Submit your response on the next slide...

Safe Storage & Transportation

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