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BPT 112 - Biomass Tech Health/Safety

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is designed to focus on the key elements that contribute to the subject of Process Safety, Personnel Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Transportation and Movement of Process Materials, and safety in general.
Competencies
  1. Understand OSHA hazard classification.
    1. Describe the hazard classification system.
    2. Apply the methods of hazards recognition and classification.
    3. Describe common industrial hazards found in the plant.
    4. Describe the physical hazards associated with chemicals.
    5. Compare acute and chronic hazards.
    6. Explain the principles of accident prevention.
  2. Understand chemical routes of entry into the body and environmental effects of hazardous chemical.
    1. Explain how hazardous chemical enter the human body.
    2. Describe key elements of environmental awareness training.
    3. Describe solid waste control.
    4. Explain the importance of water pollution control.
    5. Explain the importance of air pollution control.
    6. Explain the importance of the toxic substance control act.
    7. Describe the role and responsibilities of the environmental protection agency.
  3. Explain the property of gases, vapors, particulates and toxic materials.
    1. Describe the physical and health hazards associated with gases and vapors.
    2. Describe the physical and health hazards associated with particulates.
    3. Describe the physical and health hazards associated with toxic metals.
    4. List the flammable gases that will mix easily with air.
    5. Describe the hazards associated with dust explosion.
    6. List special precautions used when working with particulates, dust and gases.
  4. Understand the hazards of toxic liquids.
    1. Explain the physical and health hazards associated with liquids.
    2. Explain the physical and health hazards associated with solvents.
    3. compare and contrast acids and caustics.
    4. Explain the PPE used in handling acids and caustics.
  5. Understand hazardous chemical identification to include hazcom, toxicology, DOT and federal railroad administration guidelines.
    1. Describe the hazard communication standard.
    2. Identify the physical properties and hazards associated
    3. Describe the key elements of a material safety data sheet.
    4. Explain the purpose of a written hazard communication program.
    5. Identify methods used to protect process technicians from hazardous chemicals.
    6. Identify safety signs, tags and warning labels utilized by process technicians.
    7. Describe the material classification system for the DOT.
    8. Describe the hazardous material identification system.
    9. Describe the national fire prevention association labeling system.
    10. Describe federal railroad administration standard of inspection.
  6. Discuss the principles of fire and explosion prevention and response.
    1. Describe the principles of fire prevention, protection, and control.
    2. Review the chemistry of fire.
    3. Describe the fire classification system.
    4. Evaluate the different types of fire extinguishers.
    5. Identify the various types of firefighting equipment.
    6. Response to a fire emergency.
    7. Describe flammable and explosive materials.
  7. Explain electrical, noise, heat, radiation, ergonomic, and biological hazards.
    1. Describe the hazards associated with electricity.
    2. List the hazards associated with the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment.
    3. Describe the hazards of bonding and grounding.
    4. Describe the hazards of working with noise, heat and radiation
    5. Analyze the hazards connected with confined space entry
    6. Describe the selection, use, fit and care of hearing protection
  8. Identify and understand operating hazards and proper procedures associated with chemical processing
    1. Describe the operating hazards found in the chemical industry.
    2. Describe the different types of permit systems found in the chemical processing industry
    3. Describe hot work permits
    4. Describe energy isolation and lockout/tagout
    5. Analyze the confined space entry procedure
    6. Demonstrate how to complete a permit to enter.
    7. Explain an energy isolcation permit
    8. Describe fall protection systems.
    9. Identify safe work practices used with fall protection.
    10. Describe emergency response.
    11. Describe the HAZWOPER first responder, awareness level
  9. Understand the need and use of personal protective equipment
    1. Identify personal protective equipment found in a plant
    2. Describe how and when to use PPE
    3. Discuss the methods of hazard exposure prevention
    4. Contrast emergency response and personal protective quipment
    5. Explain the general limitation of PPE
    6. Explain the purpose of a respiratory protection
    7. Describe the different types of respiratory equipment and areas of use.
    8. Review the procedures for donning and doffing of air purifying respirators
  10. Understand the operation of safety engineering controls
    1. Describe the key elements of risk evaluation
    2. Describe different types of alarms and indicators used in the CPI.
    3. Describe interlocks and automatic shutdown systems
    4. Illustrate and explain how a flare system works
    5. Explain the principle of process containment
    6. Identify basic pressure relief devices



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