The Course

Assess organizational and community values and their impact on Hazardous materials management. Identify essential resources essential for effective hazardous materials management. Identify the physical hazards of chemicals, and categorize chemicals, according to their hazards and physical characteristics. Define toxicity as it relates to humans and hazardous chemicals and list the elements of risk assessment. Explain the pathways for transport of hazardous materials in various environments. Describe the critical features of major environmental legislation. Analyze chemical hazards in a facility and recommend appropriate personal protective equipment for specific hazards. List potential controls and select the appropriate controls for handling and storing hazardous materials. Conduct a hazard assessment of an actual or hypothetical industrial facility. Describe the processes involved in hazardous waste treatment. Identify regulations and marking systems affecting hazardous materials in transport and at fixed facilities. Evaluate the capabilities of a community to effectively manage a hazardous materials incident.

Course details

Faculty:  Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
School: School of Science
Department: Department of Chemistry
Course title: Safety and Chemical hazards
Course code: SCH6005
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic 2015-2016
Lecturer: Karzan Abdul Kareem Omar
 Support Office Hours (11:30-12:30 Am, Thursday) 

Entry level skills

The main purpose of safety and chemical hazard course is to develop students skills and attitudes for working with chemicals in a confidential and responsible way. Therefore, in this course student will motivate to think about their safety and both the risks and benefits of using hazardous chemicals and students must be aware of the appropriate sources of information about hazardous equipment/chemicals to protecting their health from damage may cause by the chemical substances.