Toxic Use Reduction

Description: This training program was developed to provide a general awareness of toxic use reduction, including the definition, methods, benefits and applications. It may be useful for workers and community groups who want more information about reducing exposures to hazardous chemicals that originate in the workplace. TARGET POPULATION: Community workers or industry workers who want […]

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Description:

This training program was developed to provide a general awareness of toxic use reduction, including the definition, methods, benefits and applications. It may be useful for workers and community groups who want more information about reducing exposures to hazardous chemicals that originate in the workplace.

TARGET POPULATION:

Community workers or industry workers who want to investigate the reduction of use of toxic materials in local industries. Workers and community groups.

Training Provider:UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

Instructor Qualifications: N/A

Languages: English
Open enrollment: Yes
Delivery Method: Classroom-based
Course Hours: 4
Credits: N/A
Prerequisites: N/A

Caveats:

The Midwest Consortium has copyrighted this material. A recipient of this material, other than the Federal Government, may not reproduce it without permission of the copyright owner.

Special Instructions: N/A

Grantee:

Linda Linda

Midwest Consortium
University of Cincinnati, Midwest Consortium
3223 Eden Avenue, PO Box 670056
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Phone: 513-558-1751
Email: alerdilr@ucmail.uc.edu

Carol Carol

Midwest Consortium
3223 Eden Avenue, PO Box 670056
Cincinnati, OH 90095-1478
Phone: 513-558-1751
Fax: 513-558-1722
Email: alerdilr@ucmail.uc.edu

Course Owner:

Midwest Consortium
Phone: 513-558-0528
Fax: 513-558-1722
Email: alerdilr@uc.edu

OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Become familiar with terms and concepts of toxic use reduction.
  • Gain a better understanding of safety and how toxic use reduction and emergency response planning play a role in safety programs.
  • Learn different methods of toxic use reduction.
  • Learn how toxic use reduction impacts workers.
  • Evaluate toxic use reduction efforts.
  • Identify opportunities for toxic use reduction in your workplace.

CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW

  • What Is Toxic Use Reduction?
  • How Did Toxic Use Reduction Come About?
  • How Toxic Use Reduction Can Protect Worker Health and the Environment.

CHAPTER 2: WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Emergency Response
  • Hazard Control

CHAPTER 3: TUR BENEFITS AND METHODS-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Benefits of Toxic Use Reduction
  • Toxic Use Reduction Methods

CHAPTER 4: PUTTING TUR INTO EFFECT AT YOUR COMPANY-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • Why It Is Important to Involve Workers in Toxic Use Reduction
  • Toxic Use Reduction Methods
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Assessing Toxic Use Reduction Techniques
  • Evaluating Options
  • Considering Management and Workers’ Perspectives

CHAPTER 5: USING INTERNET RESOURCES-MAJOR CONTENTS

  • General Web Sites
  • Instructions for Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Data Search
  • Solvent Alternatives Guide (SAGE)
  • Housing and Urban Development – Environmental Maps

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