Hazardous substances include chemicals in all their forms (dusts, mists, gases, liquids, vapours etc.) nanotechnologies and biological agents. Workplaces using hazardous chemicals must implement proper controls to ensure the workforce involved in transporting, handling and using chemicals perform these processes in a safe manner. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations requires hazard identification and performance of Chemical Risk Assessments (CRA) in relation to all hazardous chemical agents in a workplace. The CPL and REACH regulations also impose additional obligations. These and other relevant legal requirements including those relating to asbestos, lead, radioactive agents and transportation are also covered by the training.
This course is suitable for anyone involved with chemicals policy, chemical management and chemical risk assessment and also any involved in chemical handling, storage and transport including line managers, supervisors, EHS, quality and EHS professionals and auditors and general staff.