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Chemical Reactivity Hazards: Laboratory-Scale Recognition and Control

A one-day class specifically designed to provide participants with the tools needed to be able to screen processes for potential reactive chemistry hazards, recognize when reactive chemistry hazards are present and implement appropriate controls to reduce the risk of an incident associated with the hazards. Course instructor Harry J. Elston PhD, CIH, PMP of Midwest Chemical Safety will examine case studies of real-life incidents to enhance understanding of the screening and recognition process.

Who should take this course?

Chemists, EHS professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Chemical Hygiene Officers, and Lab Supervisors are among those who will benefit from the content presented by Dr. Elston.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Recognize potential chemical reactivity hazards
  • Put in place controls to prevent chemical reactivity incidents
  • Screen processes for potential chemical reactivity hazards that could cause harm to people, property or the environment
  • Implement a management system to help predict & prevent incidents
  • Recognize when a job safety analysis is needed

Course Logistics

The instructor, Harry J. Elston PhD, CIH, PMP of Midwest Chemical Safety, has helped facilities like yours build innovative, field-ready solutions to safety challenges since founding Midwest Chemical Safety in 1996. Dr. Elston is the go-to authority for preventative and corrective chemical and occupational measures. His many professional publications include serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety from 1999-2019. He has won the Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award from the Division of Chemical Health and Safety of the American Chemical Society and is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.  Learn more about Harry on his website (www.midwestchemsafety.com).

Lessons learned from recent reactive chemistry incidents will be explored. Participants will discuss control methods and share experiences in evaluating and controlling chemical reactivity hazards.

Approved for 7 TCH credits through MA DEP


Safety Partners, Inc., 19A Crosby Drive, Suite 300, Bedford, MA 01730. (Please click on the Request Training button below if you are interested in attending this course.)