Introduction and Welcome

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Course Description

This class will present and discuss the various physical and chemical properties that determine the hazard classification and dangers associated with hazardous materials. Using actual case scenarios, the hazards associated with these chemicals will be presented. Participants will learn what makes a substance a hazardous chemical and what dangers are associated with the chemical hazards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about what conditions make hazardous materials become dangerous.
  • Participants will learn how to predict how certain hazardous materials can become dangerous.
  • Participants will learn regulations pertaining to the handling and disposal of hazardous materials.


Randy Perlis

Hazardous Materials Specialist

HazChem LLC

Aurora, CO

Randy Perlis, speaker for the course, has a master’s degree in analytical chemistry with 30+ years in hazardous materials and environmental chemistry and has been a hazardous materials instructor since 1986. He was an EPA START contractor and on the Hazardous Materials Regional Response Team for 25+ years. He has developed several techniques to rapidly assess the chemical, biological, and radiological hazards at response sites utilizing several reliable screening techniques. He has assisted many companies and schools in options for chemical management including disposal options.