This course provides information about chemistry and chemicals for non-laboratory personnel. This course is intended for housing, dining, custodial and other facilities staff. Anyone though is welcome to take this online course; please encourage anyone who wants to learn more about chemicals to explore this course. This course is comprised of four modules. Fundamentals of Chemicals covers chemistry basics such as matter, atoms, pH, solubility, etc. In Acids and Bases we discuss what the pH scale means and the hazards associated with corrosive chemicals. Flammable Liquids covers flash point and how to safely work with flammables, and Toxic Substances covers different classifications of toxins, short-term and long-term exposure to chemicals, and specific toxins including lead and asbestos.
This course is intended for housing, dining, custodial and other facilities staff.