Understanding complex chemical and toxicological terms and concepts while reading an SDS or other emergency information can be difficult for even the most seasoned safety professional. This lesson reviews common terms and concepts used for hazardous chemicals in the workplace and covers the various labelling systems (GHS, HMIS, NFPA, DOT) typically used to comply with the Hazard Communication Standard.

Course Outline:

Section 1: Chemical Terms and Concepts

  • Basic Chemical Properties
  • Properties of Gases
  • Properties of Solids
  • Chemical Change

Section 2: Toxicology

  • Exposure and Concentration
  • Toxicological Values and Exposure Limits
  • Relation Between Contaminant Concentration and Oxygen Concentration
  • Acute vs. Chronic Effects
  • Local and Systemic Effects
  • Agents
  • Lethal Dose (LD) and Lethal Concentration (LC)
  • Occupational Exposure Limits
  • Permissible Exposure Limit
  • ACGIH Limits
  • Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
  • Routes of Entry
  • Risk Factors

Section 3: Hazard Communication: Part I

  • Hazard Communication Evaluation
  • Labeling
  • Hazard Communication Standard Pictograms and Hazards
  • Hazard Materials Identification System
  • NFPA704

Section 4: Hazard Communication: Part II

  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Hazard Communication Training
  • Hazard Communication Refresher Course Content


Emergency response to a HAZMAT incident requires extensive training. This lesson discusses to what groups the HAZWOPER standard applies, the difference between emergency response and incidental leaks and the various training requirements under the standard.

Course Sections:

1.0 Introduction to HAZWOPER.

1.1 Application and Scope

1.2 Required Safety and Health Plans and Programs

1.3 Related Requirements

1.4 Training

1.5 Medical Surveillance

1.6 PPE

1.7 Exposure Testing and Monitoring

1.8 Decontamination Procedure and Emergency Response

1.9 DOT Emergency Response Guide


One-day course.


Online 20 multiple-choice questions.


Upon completion of the course, you will receive NASP/IASP certificate and a wallet card. Extra charges may apply for international shipping.



Elimination or control of fire hazards in any workplace is of utmost importance. This lesson will cover the various components of fire detection devices, extinguishing systems, alarm systems as well as discuss the required elements of an Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plan.

Course Content:

1.0  Fire Safety

  • 1.1  Fire survival
  • 1.2  Fire Tetrahedron
  • 1.3  Fire Extinguishers
  • 1.4  Fixed Extinguishing System

2.0  Fire Detection and Employee Alarm Systems

  • 2.1  Fire Detection
  • 2.2  Employee Alarm Systems
  • 2.3  Training

3.0  Exit Routes

  • 3.1  Basic Requirements
  • 3.2  Maintenance, Safeguards, and operational features

4.0  Fire Safety Plans

  • 4.1  Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • 4.2  Fire Prevention Plan


Two days of classroom training (including hands-on training).

Two days online (instruction-led)

Self-Paced (using our platform and mobile app)


Online multiple questions exam


You will receive IASP certificate and a wallet card including a student number. (Shipping cost is not included).