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Managing Health and Safety in Healthcare - Chemical Agent Hazards

Learn how to assess and safely manage workplace chemical hazards in a healthcare environment with this course.

Health and Safety
Free Course
This free online health and safety course will give you a better understanding of chemical agent hazards in a healthcare environment. You learn about the different kinds of chemical agent hazards involved with healthcare, and how people can be exposed to them in the workplace. You will also learn how to conduct a chemical risk assessment, look into the different control measures implemented in healthcare settings, and a whole lot more.





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This course begins with an introduction to chemical agent hazards. You will learn that there are different types of hazardous chemicals which can be found in the workplace and natural environment. You will study the substances that fall under this classification so you can be aware of the adverse effect they have on human health such as poisoning, breathing problems, skin rashes, allergic reactions, allergic sensitisation, cancer, and other health problems from exposure.

You will then look into how to conduct a chemical risk assessment and implement control measures. A lot of hazardous chemicals are also classified as dangerous goods such as paint, drugs, cosmetics, pesticides, and more. You will learn that they can cause fires, explosions, corrosion, and hazardous reactions if not handled safely. With this course, you will get an overview of chemicals, and learn how to make a thorough assessment that helps in controlling their exposure.

This course will present you with a concise overview of chemicals, how people can be exposed to them in the workplace, and how to assess and control exposure to them. Upon its completion, you will have gained a better understanding of chemical agent hazards and learn practical strategies to make your workplace safe for everyone. Sign up for this course and learn how to identify and assess chemical agent hazards today! 

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module you should be able to:

  • identify chemical agent hazards that exist in the healthcare environment
  • identify ways in which healthcare employees are exposed to chemical agents in the workplace
  • outline the steps involved in a chemical risk assessment, and
  • describe measures used to safeguard healthcare employees from the effects of hazardous chemicals.


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