Handling Hazardous Materials Awareness
Course End Date:
To provide participants with guidance in the safe and proper storage and handling of Hazardous
To learn some of the current common pollution prevention techniques being used by industry
To assist the participants in obtaining a better appreciation and awareness of Handling
To improve the participants’ skills in managing the industrial hazardous waste
To ensure that each participant will know how to obtain environmental performance
improvement through the
implementation of ISO 14001
Hazardous Material program meets world standards; candidates should recognize presence of
& Reporting Hazards.
The program is designed for emergency responders, who are responsible for confined space
confined space operations.
Candidates will be able to:
Identify confined space & recognize its potential hazards.
Cover the legal standards that require training confined space programs & duties of personnel.
Who Should Attend:
Emergency Response Personnel
Health, Safety, and Environmental Managers
Staff responsible for managing hazardous materials
Staff wishing to reduce risk and liability arising from polluting events
Technical assistants and anyone who has a role to play in environmental matters of the
What is a Hazardous Material?
Classification of a Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials Awareness – Level I.
Hazardous Materials EMS Operations – Level 2
Response to Carbon Monoxide Incidents:
Hazards of Carbon Monoxide
Effects of Carbon Monoxide & Detection procedures.
Confined Space Awareness.
Confirmed Space Operations.
Storage of Hazardous Materials
Handling Hazardous Materials
First Aid Procedures for Hazardous Materials
Disposal of Hazardous Materials
Management of Industrial Hazardous Waste
Introduction to ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and what it can and cannot do
The elements of ISO 14001 and its relationship with ISO 9001 (Quality Management System)
Some typical Hazardous Waste Regulations and the need for harmonization
Life Cycle Management of Hazardous Wastes
The importance of documentation in hazardous waste management
Consideration for major incidents, contingency planning and recommended corrective actions
Discussion of some major preventable accidents
The importance of on-going training and simulated accidents
The importance of regular review of emergency plans