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Chemical Safety Training Modules

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The Training Modules on Chemical Safety have been compiled in order to introduce safe use of chemicals at places of work, to present classification systems for the labelling and transport of dangerous goods, to allow the reading and use of chemical safety cards, to give a basic overview of toxicology and to disseminate information on selected, widely used, hazardous substances. It contains material usable in handouts, demonstrations and exercises, as well as slides, colour transparencies and diskettes containing text files and databases.

This training material is intended for those who need to widen their general knowledge of chemical safety. It could be used by persons

  • who handle chemicals in their work;
  • who have to decide on measures where chemical information is needed, such as workers'
  • safety representatives needing physical and chemical information on a specific substance, or
  • a factory inspector looking for Occupational Exposure Limits; and
  • who guide and educate others in the handling and use of chemicals.

This training material consists of eight independent modules which cover the different areas of managing chemical hazards. The text is designed to be used as background material for training sessions and discussions.

This training material may be copied and used for local educational meetings and workshops (provided that the source is properly mentioned). The modules can be used independently or linked to other sources, depending on needs. The text can also be supplied on a computer diskette to make reuse and modifications easier where a computer is available. Enclosed databases are copyrighted.

A proposal for a timetable of a fiveday workshop is included to help the planning of training sessions. A shorter oneday training session can be designed according to the second proposal for a timetable.

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Updated by AS. Approved by EC. Last update: 30.11.2004.