OSH 3640: Interactions of Hazardous Materials


Analyzes how hazardous materials escalate an incident or emergency event. Examination of the basic fundamental concepts common to hazardous chemicals with an emphasis on how some key elements, compounds, and mixtures are inherently dangerous.


  1. Examine chemistry fundamentals.
  2. Analyze chemical interactions as they relate to the control of potential hazards.
  3. Classify hazardous materials according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) classification and warning systems.
  4. Determine strategies for dealing with chemical properties of specific types of hazardous substances.
  5. Research important standards related to hazardous substances.
  6. Apply information resources commonly used in emergency response operations.
  7. Examine widely used hazardous materials classification and labeling systems.


  1. OSH 3001


Chemistry of hazardous materials (Rev: L. Mauerman, Ed.; 7th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2020)
Author: Meyer, E.
ISBN: 9780135234693
Price: $27.02

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