OSHA 7225: Transitioning to Safer Chemicals

Course Description

Proactive, preventative approaches that drive the elimination of chemical hazards at the source and promote the development and adoption of safer alternatives are needed to protect workers from chemical hazards. Understanding and implementing proper safety handling procedures is vital for the safety of your employees and peers This course will provide participants with information about transitioning to safer chemicals, key methods, tools, and databases that can assist in this process. More specifically, the course will guide participants through OSHA’s seven-step substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer.

Course ID: OTI 7225P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270 18075
Section Details Oct 29, 2019 Oct 29, 2019 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270 19179
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
17233 Mar 15, 2017 Mar 15, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270
17234 Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270

Who Should Attend

Operations Managers, Safety Managers; Executive Engineers, Process, Safety and Mechanical Compliance Auditors, Environmental Management and Technicians, Purchasing staff, Maintenance Supervisors, Facility Managers, and workers who utilize and manage hazardous chemicals in their operations.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn Why Employers need to Utilize Inherently Safer Design
  • Develop a Chemical Safety Team
  • Examine Current Chemical Use and Management In Your Operation
  • Properly Implement the Inherently Safer Design Provision of “Substitute”
  • Compare Chemical Alternatives in Your Operation & Select Safer Alternatives
  • Develop a Strategy for Implementing a Safer Alternative
  • Pilot and Implement Chemical Alternatives


  • Course Intro & Case Study Introduction
  • Why Utilize Inherently Safer Design – Substitute
  • Basic Chemical Hazards
  • Evaluating Current Chemical Use & Management
  • How to Apply Inherently Safe Design – Substitute of Chemical Alternatives
  • How to Compare & Select Chemical Alternatives
  • Implementing & Piloting Chemical Alternatives
  • Case Study & Presentations

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Robert Hendry