University of California, Davis
Chemical Hazards: Toxicology & Reactivity
University of California, Davis

Chemical Hazards: Toxicology & Reactivity

Taught in English


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Jason White

Instructor: Jason White

Intermediate level

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8 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

After this module, you will be able to define industrial health and hygiene including important regulatory agencies. You'll be able to describe chemical hazards and the importance of understanding these hazards. You will be able to describe how chemical reactions, when not managed properly, can result in catastrophic scenarios. Finally, you will be able to use the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Safety Data Sheets and Labels as well as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) diamond.

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7 videos1 reading1 assignment2 discussion prompts

After this module, you will be able to define, discuss, and use exposure limits such as threshold limit value (TLV) and permissible exposure limit (PEL). You will be able to describe effects of toxicants and quantify impact of exposure using dose versus response curves. You will be able to describe control techniques to prevent exposures, as well as use lessons from past chemical process safety incidents to inform the implementation of solutions and work practices.

What's included

6 videos1 assignment2 discussion prompts

After this module, you will be able to identify processes and situations where reactive chemical hazards are likely to be present. You will be able to create and use a chemical compatibility matrix. And finally, you will be able to describe how to use calorimeter data to characterize chemical reactions.

What's included

8 videos2 readings1 assignment1 discussion prompt

At the end of this module, you will be able to explain the importance of pressure protection and define key terms related to pressure relief devices. You will be able to identify major classes of relief devices and be able to describe options for handling relief effluent. Finally, you'll be able to describe the general process for relief system design.

What's included

7 videos1 assignment2 discussion prompts


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