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This course covers a proactive approach to reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace by transitioning to safer alternatives. Course topics include identification, evaluation, assessment, and implementation of safer chemical alternatives. In particular, participants will use OSHA’s seven-step substitution planning process. The course features workshops and hands-on activities with the use of various online chemical databases and tools. The target audience is purchasing staff, maintenance supervisors, facility managers, and workers who utilize hazardous chemicals at their worksites, along with occupational safety and health professionals who provide technical assistance on the control of chemical hazards. Upon course completion participants will have the ability to recognize and evaluate hazardous chemicals in their workplace, assess safer alternatives, and implement those alternatives. Minimum student contact hours: 7.5