2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
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OSH 240 Handling Hazardous Materials (4 credits)



Course Description
Overview of regulations on hazard recognition, protective equipment, biological/radiological toxicology, monitoring decontamination. Includes 40 hours of OSHA required safety training/certification for workers/supervisors. This “hands-on” course covers all regulations. Site simulations are conducted.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify the requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Standard 29CFR1910.120.
2. Describe how to recognize hazards in order to determine safe work practices.
3. Define the purpose of personal protective equipment and under which circumstances different personal protective equipment is used.
4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of chemical toxicology, and biological and radiological toxicology medical surveillance.
5. Demonstrate sampling and monitoring procedures.
6. Demonstrate decontamination procedures.
7. Explain safe work practices.
8. Implement and explain emergency procedures.



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