Transitioning to Safer Chemicals
This course covers a proactive approach to reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace by transitioning to safer alternatives. Course topics include identification, evaluation, assessment, and implementation of safer chemical alternatives. In particular, participants will use OSHA’s seven-step substitution planning process. The course features workshops and hands-on activities with the use of various online chemical databases and tools. The target audience is purchasing staff, maintenance supervisors, facility managers, and workers who utilize hazardous chemicals at their worksites, along with occupational safety and health professionals who provide technical assistance on the control of chemical hazards. Upon course completion participants will have the ability to recognize and evaluate hazardous chemicals in their workplace, assess safer alternatives, and implement those alternatives. Minimum student contact hours: 7.5
- There are no prerequisites for this course.
- Registration includes handouts and light refreshments.
- For further information or questions, please call 405-744-5639.
- Bringing your laptop computer is suggested but not required.
Registrations may be canceled five (5) business days prior to the start of the course and receive a full refund. Within 5 days prior to the start of the course, registrants that cancel will be responsible for 25% of the course fee. Registrants that have paid and cancel without proper notification will receive a 75% refund. The registrants who fail to attend the course without any prior notification will be responsible for the full course fee. Substitutions may be made at anytime without penalty prior to the course starting date. In the event that OSU has to cancel a course, OSU will not be responsible for any cancellation charges assessed by airlines, travel agencies, hotels, etc...