Course Descriptions

FFO0226 - Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

Course Description:
The Chemistry of Hazardous Materials course will focus on the chemistry knowledge required to evaluate the potential hazards and behaviors of materials considered hazardous when spilled or out of their normal container. It examines the reasons for the chemical behavior of hazardous materials and is designed to improve decision making, safety operations and material handling. The course features forms of matter, energy, common substances, chemical formulas/structure, bonding of atoms, molecules, isotopes, chemical reations, and physical effects of chemical exposure to victims. Particular emphasis is placed on how this knowledge can be effectively used at a Hazardous Materials incident.