Attend this one day training course and you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between categories of chemicals (organic substances, inorganic substances, metals, polymers and UVCB).
  • Describe the specific ways in which chemicals are named (chemical IUPAC nomenclature) and the use of substance identifiers.
  • Outline the way in which chemical properties, such as functional groups (alcohols, amines, halogenated hydrocarbons) influence the toxicity.
  • Explain what is meant by a chemical structural alert and their use in predicting potential effects.
  • Use commonly available physicochemical properties (water solubility, vapour pressure, surface tension, and Log Kow) to help predict important exposure routes for human health as well as the implications for environmental fate.
  • Outline commonly encountered chemical reactions (oxidation and reduction, hydrolysis, electrophilic reactions) in chemistry and their relevance to both human health and environmental related effects.
  • Describe the types of chemical bonding (ionic, covalent, metallic)
  • Explain what is meant by the term 'intermolecular forces' and its significance.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for technical or scientific staff who work in a regulatory department, authors of safety data sheets (SDS) and extended safety data sheets (eSDS), occupational hygienists, HSE staff, dangerous goods safety advisors, sales and marketing teams, occupational health advisors; in fact anyone who is involved in the chemical industry or other allied professions.