SESSION 1. The Course Introduction
This first session clearly explains the aim of the course and gives an overview of how the course will be conducted. It also includes an icebreaker exercise.
SESSION 2. Material Safety Data Sheets – an Overview
This session looks at the structure and format of a Material Safety Data Sheet. The participants will look at the type of information that is covered under each main section of an MSDS. As a result, the participants will be able to identify the critical safety information that they must be aware of prior to handling any hazardous substance, and be able to locate this information on the MSDS.
SESSION 3. Accurately Interpreting Critical Safety Information
During this session the participants learn about the critical safety information contained on a Material Safety Data Sheet. They are provided with handouts that will assist them to define and understand complex words as well as to decipher toxicological abbreviations and terms.
SESSION 4. An Exercise
During this session the participants will be applying the course information to complete a few exercises and answer some simple questions.
SESSION 5. The Course Review
This final session provides feedback to the participants on how they performed during the exercises. The course concludes with the participants being involved in a formal course review.