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ACD Online Training – Chemistry 101

ACD Online Training – Chemistry 101

Training Schedule | Register here for the training

  • Session I:  Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 2:00-3:30 pm (ET)
  • Session II:  Thursday, July 11, 2024 | 2:00-3:30 pm (ET)

Have you ever struggled to understand those crazy chemical names, or what a class of chemicals can do in an emergency? This course is for you!

Chemistry 101 is the chemistry class for the non-chemist. This training will review the basics of chemistry and how these basics apply to the chemicals ACD members work with every day. Examples from the chemical industry will be used to explain the hazards, characteristics, and common reactions that are associated with acids, bases, flammables, oxidizers, toxics, and organics. The goal of Chemistry 101 is for members who participate to be able to identify and characterize chemicals into broad categories; determine the possible general hazards and reactions associated with handling, storage and transportation; and identify different ways to cleanup small spills and leaks.

Session IBasics of Chemistry – this session will delve into the very basics of chemistry, as needed in the chemical distribution industry. We will look at the different groups of chemicals (acids, bases, etc.), the hazards generally attributed to each group, and how to typically identify different groups of chemicals by looking at the name. In addition, we will take an imaginary walk through a warehouse and use the information gathered to look at chemical compatibility, a significant concern of the OSHA/EPA/DHS Joint Working Group on Warehouse Safety.

Session II: Reaction Chemistry – this session will take the information from Session I and dig a little deeper. We will look at what happens when a release occurs, what to worry about, and where to find important information. In addition to what happens when a release occurs, we will also look into basic reactions, selecting the correct type of cleanup materials and personal protective equipment, and what to do with the materials.

Disclaimer: Email address will not be sold, released, or otherwise disseminated to other parties other than Environment & Safety Solutions, Inc. for the sole purpose of this registration.

ACD is partnering with Strategic Partner, Environment & Safety Solutions, Inc. to offer this training.

Member Rate:

  • Single session (Session I or II): $79
  • Both sessions: $139

Non-member Rate:

  • Single session (Session I or II): $149
  • Both sessions: $279

Note: You will receive a Zoom link to join the training. This meeting link is unique to the registrant and cannot be shared.