Business Excellence Skillnet
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DATES: 7th January 2013
TIME: 9am 5pm
This training is intended to serve as a source of information and as a guide to those persons who work with hazardous chemical agents .
For the purposes of this training a hazardous chemical agent is defined as one which comes under the remit of the European Unions Directive on the Classification, Packaging and Labelling Of Hazardous Substances.
In simple terms what this means is that the contents of this document apply to the use of any chemical agent for which a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has been produced by the manufacturer / supplier.
Chemical agents are classified into various hazard classifications in accordance with their physiochemical properties and their health hazards. The risks posed by a chemical as indicated by its classification is key to its safe use.
Each class of chemical agent has a pictorial symbol and in some cases a letter indicating its hazard group. These symbols will be found on the labels of chemical containers
The aim of this Module is to provide the participant with the knowledge to work safely with chemicals
To this end the Module introduces the participant to:
l The statutory requirements in relation to hazardous substances in the workplace
l Chemical hazard identification and risk assessment
l Control of chemical hazards in the workplace
l Emergency procedures in relation to chemical hazards
Chemicals Storage requirements
Anyone who has the responsibilities for storing, handling, using, transporting chemicals in their work place
On completion of this module the successful participant should be able to:
l Understand the statutory requirements in relation to working with chemicals.
l Recognise chemical hazards and carry out a basic chemical risk assessment.
l Be aware of arrangements for control of chemical in the workplace
l Appreciate the importance of emergency planning when working with chemicals
l Work safely with chemicals
l Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005)
l SHWW (Chemical Agents) Regulations (2001)
l SHWW (Carcinogen) Regulations (2001)
l SHWW General Application Regulations(Sensitive Risk Groups) Regulations (2007)
l The Chemicals Act 2008
l CPL Regulations 2003, 2004 and 2006 updates
l Labels, symbols and SDS
l Confined Spaces Regulations 2001
l ADR Regulations 2006
l DGSA, Transport symbols
l Seveso Regulations 2006
l Major accident plan
l SHWW General Application Regulations(Explosive Atmospheres) Regulations (2007)
l REACH 2007
l + other legislation particular to the production and importation/export of chemicals
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The Business Excellence Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.
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