On-Demand Foundations of Chemical Safety and Risk Management
This online, self-paced course offers education on chemical safety concepts.
About the Course
The purpose of this course is to offer education on chemical safety concepts for undergraduate students. The course is organized around the R.A.M.P. chemical safety concept - Recognize hazards, Assess the risks from the hazards, Minimize and manage the risks, and Prepare for the unexpected and emergencies.
The intended outcomes of this course are to encourage students to adopt a risk-based lab safety culture and to improve chemical safety awareness.
Foundations of Chemical Safety & Risk Management includes instructor materials to easily integrate the course into chemistry curricula. The instructor materials include:
- Overview of 17 Course Units and Student Learning Outcomes
- Sample 15-Week Semester Outline
- Sample Lesson Plan
How to Enroll in the Course
This video demonstrates how to access and enroll in the course after you register on this page:
How to Navigate the Course
This video shows how to navigate the course on the Moodle learning platform where this course is hosted:
What You Will Learn
- Describe the components and tools of a strong safety culture;
- Apply the principles of RAMP to laboratory operations;
- Identify methods to minimize hazards and risks in the laboratory; and
- Outline processes needed to plan for emergencies.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for an undergraduate student with at least two semesters of general chemistry with lab and one semester of organic chemistry with lab. Advanced enrichments are provided as extensions for more mature learners but these will not be assessed.
Unit 1: From Rules to Risk
Unit 2: OSHA and EPA Regulations for Laboratories
Unit 3: Communicating Hazards – GHS and the SDS
Unit 4: Communicating Hazards – NFPA
Unit 5: Recognizing Hazards – Toxicity
Unit 6: Recognizing Hazards – Flammability
Unit 7: Recognizing Hazards – Corrosivity
Unit 8: Recognizing Hazards – Reactivity
Unit 9: Recognizing Hazards – Physical and Biological Hazards
Unit 10: Assessing Risk – Laboratory Operations
Unit 11: Assessing risk – Hazard and Risk Assessments
Unit 12: Minimizing risk – Chemical Storage
Unit 13: Minimizing risk – Hazardous waste
Unit 14: Minimizing risk – Elimination, Administrative, and Engineering Controls
Unit 15: Minimizing risk – Personal Protective Equipment
Unit 16: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies
Unit 17: Risk Management – Capstone RAMP Assessment