This course explains how chlorine is used, it's hazards, and safe work practices for using and responding to incidents involving chlorine.
A 2008 update includes information about chlorine as it can be used as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD), and updated placard and labeling content. Because chlorine can be found in most rural and urban areas today, hazardous atmospheres can easily exist.
Chlorine also focuses on emergency response, including case studies of accidents, leaks, fire situations, and more. Learners will discover effective ways to manage victims.
This course presents interactive instruction covering the following topical areas
How Chlorine is Used
• Physical properties of chlorine
• Industrial uses
• Chlorine in warfare
• Chlorine and terrorism
• Health hazards
• Reactivity hazards
Safe Work Practices
• Containers & markings
• Protective clothing
• Filling & storage
• Case study
• How accidents occur
• First response Leaks
• Spills & vapor clouds
• Fire situations
• Managing victims
This course will measure mastery on each of the following performance objectives:
Understand the physical characteristics of chlorine.
• Choose the chemical formula for chlorine.
• Describe the physical characteristics of chlorine.
• Explain the importance of chlorine's reactivity with water.
• Tell how chlorine is used in industry.
Be alert for terrorist use of chlorine devices.
• Describe how chlorine has used in wartime.
• Relate how chlorine is being used in the Middle East by terrorists.
• Explain the implications of a chlorine attack in this country.
Avoid being injured by chlorine.
• Describe what it means that chlorine is an oxidizing agent.
• Give reasons why chlorine has a health rating of four.
• Describe how chlorine reacts with other materials.
Work safely with chlorine.
• Describe federal markings for chlorine containers.
• Recognize chlorine containers and their safety features.
• Explain how chlorine can be safely transported.
• Describe safe storage of chlorine containers.
Respond safely to incidents involving chlorine.
• Explain protective measures to be used during a chlorine incident.
• Describe how chlorine vapors are likely to behave.
• Describe protective clothing to use when Cl2 vapors are involved.
• Explain use of Emergency Kits from the Chlorine Institute.
• Explain how to control a chlorine vapor cloud.
• Describe appropriate actions for a fire situation involving Cl2.
• Describe appropriate care for victims of chlorine exposure.