Environmental Safety Hazards

Provided by: ToolingU

Hazard exposure can cause injury and illness, causing short- and long-term effects. Many hazards can be detected using the senses, but special equipment is sometimes necessary. There are many forms of hazard communication, including SDS. Using PPE diminishes risks posed by exposure to environmental hazards. There are government agencies that help assure employees’ safety by creating standards and legislation and studying hazards. However, the employer is ultimately responsible for providing a safe and hazard-free environment. Awareness of environmental safety hazards can prevent employee injury, reducing time off and workplace accident rates. After taking this course, users will be able to identify various hazards in the workplace and their possible effects on the human body.

Course Objectives:

  • Define environmental safety hazards
  • Identify the major categories of environmental hazards
  • Identify methods of chemical and biological exposure
  • Describe the different forms of chemical and biological exposure
  • Describe the forms of physical and ergonomic exposure
  • Distinguish between illness and injury
  • Describe the different factors that determine the harm levels of hazards
  • Distinguish between acute and chronic exposure
  • Define exposure limits
  • Describe methods of detecting exposure to environmental hazards
  • Describe common factors that affect exposure to environmental hazards
  • Describe information included in hazard communication
  • Describe the role of organizations in regulating environmental safety hazards
  • List the ways employees should respond to environmental hazard exposure.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all personnel in the manufacturing workplace.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Enviromental Safety

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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