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Finding the Right Formula: DuPont Sustainable Solutions adds Two New Chemical Safety Training Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sep. 11, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has updated its training curriculum with two new chemical safety training programs to help employees manage chemical hazards and understand key practices of modern hazard communication. These offerings come as businesses are working to comply with the recently revised HazCom standard.

Chemical Safety: A Formula for Success covers the hazard categories of chemicals; the components of hazard communication such as labels and safety data sheets; the storage and handling of chemicals; and timely responses to chemical emergencies. It defines and gives examples of toxic, flammable and combustible, corrosive, and reactive substances, along with their attendant health hazards.

The program explores the key features of hazard communication, from reading labels and signal words to precautionary statements, pictograms, and the safety data sheet. It also describes the proper means of storing and handling various chemicals. It stresses the importance of personal protective equipment and housekeeping, shows viewers how to handle chemical emergencies, and provides information on how to perform first aid for chemical-related injuries like inhalation, skin and eye contamination, and ingestion.

The second program, Hydrogen Sulfide: Detect and Defend alerts employees to the dangers of hydrogen sulfide, a toxic, flammable substance that is one of the leading causes of inhalation-related deaths in the workplace. This training program discusses how and where hydrogen sulfide is produced and examines its physical and chemical properties as described under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The program lists the symptoms of hydrogen sulfide inhalation and describes basic first-aid procedures to perform upon exposure to the substance. It identifies various hazard prevention strategies including safe work permits, effective communication and noting wind direction.

Stressing that sense of smell is not enough to detect the presence of hydrogen sulfide, the program explains the importance of air monitoring through detector tubes, multigas meters and gas monitors. The program also covers hygiene and personal protective equipment such as air respirators, safety goggles, face shields and gloves.

Both programs are available on DVD, streaming video and are coming soon as interactive, customizable online training courses.  

Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or emailing sales@training.dupont.com. A free online preview of the course is accessible at www.training.dupont.com. Preview and purchase online or get instant access with CoastalFlix™ streaming video. Follow us on Twitter at @DSSLearning.

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of DuPont's 12 DuPont business groups, is an integrated, global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings comprise four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Learning & Development and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently, and improve worker skills and performance. More than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries have used Learning & Development products and services to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

Sarah Britt Kate Bailey

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