The course will present ways to classify hazards, properties that make chemicals hazardous, occasions when public health workers may respond to hazardous chemical issues, examples of public health responses to hazardous chemical incidents. Important definitions, classifications, health effects, federal, state and local legal responsibilities and resources for continued study on this topic are also included.


After completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • identify potential hazards associated with different classes of chemicals
  • describe procedures for routine handling of chemical hazards
  • decide when a chemical hazard requires a public health response
  • describe ways that public health departments may interact with other agencies during a response to a chemical event
  • understand basic control measures for chemical hazards
  • find specific information about particular chemical hazards

For questions regarding course registration, materials, and content, please email cwestern@umn.edu or call 612-626-73-06.

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Section Title
Chemical Hazard Awareness for Public Health Workers CE
Online, self paced
Aug 09, 2017 to Aug 09, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
No Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 02, 2017
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 02, 2017
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