HOM390 - Hazards of Materials

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Subject Title
Hazards of Materials

Subject Description
In the community and in industry there are many hazards associated with the transportation, use and disposal of chemicals. Although chemical spills, leaks etc, may not involve fire it is usually the same people who are responsible for dealing with the response to and consequences of both fire and chemical hazards. This course is a follow-up to CHM 293 in that it provides an introduction to the nature and handling of hazardous materials.
This curriculum is based on the current NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 Edition.  Successful students may challenge the Provincial OFMEM NFPA 472 Awareness written exams which will include IFSAC and Pro Board Certification.

Credit Status
One college subject credit. CHM 290 or CHM293 is a pre-requisite for this course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Discuss ERG hazardous classifications. Identify/classify at NFPA 472 Hazardous Awareness Chapter 4;
2. Demonstrate usage of ERG characteristics;
3. Demonstrate knowledge of  basic chemical terms relevant to hazardous materials (flashpoint, density, etc);
4. Discuss some of the health issues related to radioactive substances and materials;
5. Demonstrate a knowledge of the responsibilities of supplies, employers, employees and the government with respect to the classification of hazard materials; demonstrate a knowledge the appropriate transportation and handling of some hazardous materials.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.