BOS 3640: Interactions of Hazardous Materials


Analyzes how hazardous materials escalate an incident or emergency event. Examination of the basic fundamental concepts common to hazardous chemicals with an emphasis on how some key elements, compounds, and mixtures are inherently dangerous.


  1. Examine chemistry fundamentals.
  2. Discuss common units of measure.
  3. Explain the chemistry of common substances.
  4. Evaluate chemical interactions as they relate to control of potential hazards.
  5. Classify hazardous materials according to Department of Transportation (DOT) classification and warning systems.
  6. Determine strategies for dealing with chemical properties of specific types of hazardous substances.
  7. Analyze important standards related to hazardous substances.
  8. Apply information resources commonly used in emergency response operations.
  9. Examine widely used hazardous materials classification and labeling systems.


  1. CHM 1030


Chemistry of hazardous materials (Rev: 6th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2014)
Author: Meyer, E.
ISBN: 978-0-13-314688-2
Price: $85.10

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