Chemical Safety Training Documents - EHS


The posted materials are for NYC Fire Department Certification. A wealth of reading material should be consulted first. These materials are described "Documents," "On-line textbook" and "Additional Reading Materials." When you have gained sufficient flexibility with this material, you may email me for the quizzes. Return the quizzes, by email, at your convenience. Only valid Queensborough email addresses will be responded to. When you have achieved a reasonable score on these quizzes, we will arrange for you to take the Certification Exam.

These reports are in PDF format and will require Acrobat Reader or equivalent to view.

Additional Reading Materials

  • Overview of the Website: Summary of "Prudent Practices," p. 1-13
  • Chapter 1 - "Prudent Practices...," p. 13-20. The readings describe the new culture of safety.
  • This material covers prudent planning of experiments.
  • Chapter 2 in "Prudent Practices...," p. 21-28
  • This material is an introduction to toxicology and evaluating hazards and assessing risks in the lab.
    • Summary 4
    • Read: Week 4, paper 1 (PDF), "An Introduction to Toxicology," by Jay A. Young
    • Read: Prudent Practices CH. 3,p. 35-57
    • Read: Safety in Academic Labs - Vol. 1 p. 10-11
  • This material is a continuationof evaluating chemical hazards and assessing risks.
    • Summary 5 (PDF)
    • Read Prudent Practices Chapter 3, p. 31-5
    • Safety in Academic Chemistry Labs, Vol. 1, p. 10-11
    • Week 5, paper 1 (PDF), Laboratory Hardware and You, The Interface, by John E. Pinge
  • This material covers working with laboratory equipment.
    • Summary 6 (PDF)
    • Read Prudent Practices, p57-61, 109-131
    • Read Safety in Academic Labs, p26-31
  • This material covers management of chemicals and working with chemicals
    • Summary 7 (PDF)
    • Read: Prudent Practices Ch 4 p. 67-77; Ch 5 p. 81-105
    • Safety in Academic Labs – Vol. 1, p. 6-9
  • This material covers management of chemicals.
    • Read Prudent Practices in the Laboratory – p.64-7
    • Read “Origins, Current Status and Future Challenges of Green Chemistry,” by Anastas and Kirchhoff
    • Read “Green Chemistry A powerful approach to pollution prevention, waste minimization and hazard reduction.”
    • Summary 8 (PDF)
    • Read: Week 9a, paper 1 (PDF)
    • Read: Week 9b, paper 2 (PDF)
  • This material covers disposal of waste
    • Summary 9 (PDF)
    • Read Chapter 7 – Prudent Practices
    • Read – Week 10, paper 1 (PDF) – “Be careful what you call waste,” by Todd Houts;
  • This material reviews laboratory facilities and working with laboratory equipment.
    • Summary 10 (PDF)
    • Read Prudent Practices – Ch 6 p.131-7; Ch 8 p. 175-195
    • Read Safety in Academic Labs, Vol. 1, p.33-36
    • Read - Week 11, paper 1 (PDF): “Managing Regulatory Compliance,” by Ralph Stuart
  • This material covers government regulation of laboratories
    • Summary 11 (PDF)
    • Read – Prudent Practices Chapter 9 – Governmental Regulations of Laboratories
    • Read Paper 9: “How Can I Prevent Laboratory Accidents?” by Kathy Benedict

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QCC Art Gallery

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