Hazardous Materials Awareness For Public Works

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Hazardous Materials Awareness for Public Works

This 8 hour awareness level course provides Public Works personnel with the basic information regarding hazardous materials/chemicals. Topics include:

  • Introduction to hazardous chemicals
  • Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Osha “Right to Know” for hazardous chemicals
  • Global Harmonization System 9GHS) for hazardous chemicals in the workplace
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Basic First Aid for hazardous chemicals
  • At the conclusion of the course, the Public Works personnel shall be able to perform the following tasks:
  • Identify hazardous chemicals in the workplace
  • Identify roadway containers of hazardous chemicals
  • Identify “Right to Know” and GHS images to determine hazardous chemicals
  • Review Safety Date Sheets for information
  • Perform emergency decontamination after hazardous chemical exposure
  • Conduct a notification to emergency responders following a hazardous chemical exposure


  • Municipal Pubic Works Employees
  • Management of Public Works Personnel
  • Custodial/Janitorial Staff
  • Water Management Personnel