PRT 110: Lesson 4 Gases, Vapors, Particles, and Toxic Metals

Lesson Plan

Objectives

  • Describe the physical and health hazards associated with gases and vapors.
  • Describe the physical and health hazards associated with particulates.
  • Describe the physical and health hazards associated with toxic metals.
  • Identify common poisonous metals and describe the hazards associated with each.
  • List the metals that are fire hazards
  • Describe the hazards associated with toxic metals.
  • Explain the hazards associated with toxic metal compounds.
  • Describe the hazards associated with compressed gas cylinders.
  • List the flammable gases that will mix easily with air.
  • Describe the hazards associated with dust explosions.
  • List special precautions used when working with particulates, dust, and gases.
  • Describe the Bhopal India vapor release.
  • Explain how to work safely with asbestos.
  • Describe the background and history of asbestos.

Read and Watch

Read chapter 4 of the textbook.

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Activities

  1. Complete the homework associated with the assigned reading.
  2. Complete the assigned activity.
  3. Complete the activity quiz (below).
  4. Complete the chapter quiz.

Activity Quiz

PRT 110: Lesson 3 Routes of Entry and Environmental Effects

Lesson Plan

Objectives

  • Identify the attitudes and behaviors for safe and environmentally sound work habits.
  • Contrast safety, health, and environmental issues with the performance of job tasks.
  • Explain how hazardous chemicals can enter the human body.
  • Discuss the dose response relationship.
  • Describe key elements of environmental awareness training.
  • Identify the primary reasons for air pollution control.
  • Explain the importance of water pollution control.
  • Describe solid waste control.
  • Explain how the toxic substances control standard protects chemical technicians.
  • Describe the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
  • Explain the purpose of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
  • Contrast the clean up of chemical waste and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund Law.
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Read and Watch

Read chapter 3 of the textbook.

Watch the following:

 

Activities

  1. Complete the homework assignment associated with the assigned reading.
  2. Complete the chapter activity.
  3. Complete the activity quiz (below).
  4. Complete the chapter quiz.

Activity Quiz

Respond to these questions based on information you’ve encountered in this chapter.

PRT 110: Lesson 2 Hazard Classification

Lesson Plan

Objectives

  • Describe the hazard classification system.
  • Apply the methods of hazard recognition and classification.
  • Describe common industrial hazards found in the plant.
  • Compare acute and chronic hazards.
  • Describe the physical hazards associated with chemicals.
  • Explain the activities that are associated with ergonomic hazards.
  • Explain how biological hazards affect chemical technicians.
  • Explain the principles of accident prevention.
  • Analyze the principles of accident investigation.
  • Describe the various types of ionizing radiation.

Read and Watch

Read chapter 2 of the textbook.

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Activities

  1. Complete the homework associated with the reading.
  2. Complete the in-class activity.
  3. Complete the activity quiz (below).
  4. Complete the chapter quiz.

Activity Quiz

PRT 110: Lesson 1 Introduction to Process Safety

Lesson Plan

Objectives

After studying this chapter, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the chemical processing industry.
  • Describe the significant events of the safety movement.
  • Classify the safety roles and responsibilities of process technicians.
  • Identify the basic principles of safety.
  • Describe the general safety rules used in the industry.
  • Explain the difference between the terms process safety and occupational safety and health.
  • Explain the key elements of safety.
  • Describe the basic elements of a hazard analysis.
  • Explain the typical permits used by the chemical processing industry.
  • List the various types of firefighting equipment.
  • Describe the principles associated with production, transportation, and storage of chemicals.
  • Describe the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Describe Process Safety Management.
  • Identify the key elements of HAZCOM.

Read and Watch

Read Chapter 1 from the textbook.

Watch the following videos:

 

Activities

  • Complete the homework associated with the reading.
  • Complete the class activity.
  • Complete the activity quiz (below).
  • Complete the chapter quiz.

Activity Quiz

Respond to the questions below.

PRT 110 Course Schedule

Week Date Lecture Topics Reading Assignment
1 Introductions and overview of syllabus,

Intro to Process Safety

Chapter 1
2 Hazard Classification Chapter 2
3 Routes of Entry and Environmental Effects Chapter 3
4 Gases, Vapors, Particulates, and Toxic Metals Chapter 4
5 Exam #1
6 Hazards of Liquids Chapter 5
7 Hazard Chemical Identification: Hazcom, Toxicology, and DOT Chapter 6
8 Fire and Explosion Chapter 7
9 Electrical, Ergonomic and Bio Hazards and Operating Hazards Chapter 8
10 Safety Permit Systems

Exam #2

Chapter 9
11 Personal Protective Equipment Chapter 10
12 Thanksgiving

Engineering Controls

Chapter 11
13 Administrative Controls Chapters 12
14 Regulatory Overview Chapter 13
15 Final Comprehensive

 

PRT 110 Syllabus

COURSE INFORMATION

Title:   Introduction to Process Technology Safety Environmental and Health

Department/Number:   PRT 110

Credits:  3

Prerequisites:  NA

Location:  Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Name:  Brian Ellingson

COURSE READINGS/MATERIALS

Course Textbooks:

Required: Introduction to Process Technology Safety, Health and Environmental

ISBN: 9781111036355

The electronic versions are an option but the last time I worked with them they were a little problematic.

Supplementary Readings:  as provided

Any Supplies Required: To be announced

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is an overview of the field of safety, health and environment within the process industry. Covers plant hazards, safety, and environmental systems and equipment, and applicable government regulations and industry standards.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOALS

The goal of the student is to gain broad knowledge of the safety, health and environmental risks to employees in in modern industry. The roles of regulating agencies in monitoring modern process industries will also be covered.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of a process technician within a modern safety system
  2. Understand and explain the terminology utilized by individuals and agencies involved in a modern safety, health and environmental system.
  3. Understand and explain the importance of PPE
  4. Understand and explain the role of regulating agencies the process industry.
  5. Explain the hazard identification and classification system.
  6. Explain the difference between and how engineering and administrative controls are used to identify and reduce risk.
  7. Describe the role of Process Safety Management, M.O.C. and risk assessment in the process industries.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

Instructional methods will include lectures, reading assignments, homework, labs and the use of the Blackboard system

CLASS ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

Assignments will be provided through the Blackboard system.

COURSE POLICIES

Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:

http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics/regs3.html#Student_Conduct

You are required to sign and adhere to the Process Technology & Certificate Programs “Professional Behavior Policy”.

CLASS  POLICIES

Classroom Ground Rules

  1. Respect instructor and classmates.
  2. If you are late for class by over 15 minutes you will receive a reduced attendance point. Please find a vacant seat and be seated with a minimum of disturbance to the class.
  3. Turn off cell phones during class.
  4. Restrict talking or conversations that do not include the entire class or add value to the class discussion.
  5. If you do not understand a concept, idea, or explanation, you should ask the instructor or classmate to explain it in a different manner.
  6. All tests will be administered in a closed book no notes format.

Homework, Class Notes, Power Point presentations, notebooks and Blackboard

Students are expected to submit legible homework written in a manner suitable for the assignment.  Shorthand answers will not be accepted.  The process of writing out both the question and the answer helps the student to retain the information. As an employee you will be expected to communicate clearly in your written communications and this class expects the same level of communication.  As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented.   Information not covered in your assigned reading will be made available in lecture, in a digital format, or in hard copy.  All class assignments will be provided in Blackboard.

Class Attendance and Participation

The CTC PRT department strives to create a work-like atmosphere to prepare you for a career in the process industry.  Attendance and participation are expected in the workplace; they are expected in this class.

What is ‘participation’?  Verbal communication is critical when working in the process industries; therefore, we expect participation in class.  Students should be prepared to:

  • Discuss subject matter presented in class
  • Ask questions
  • Discuss their homework during class review
  • Work with other students on in-class and lab activities
  • Respond to Instructor questions
  • Take part in demonstrations and activities
  • Present and participate in Safety Huddle discussions
  • Find and share relevant materials with class mates

You are responsible for managing your attendance and absences.  You must contact the Instructor before class to arrange any absences – in writing if possible.  If you are absent without notifying the Instructor, you forfeit all Attendance/Participation credit for that class, as well as the right to earn credit for making up any in-class activities from that session.

Assignment Due Dates, Assignment and Test makeup policy

You are responsible for meeting the assignment and testing schedules, and for arranging any extensions and makeup work with your Instructor.  All extensions/reschedules must be requested in writing, I.E. E-mail.

Due dates for Homework, Labs, and In-Class activities will be posted in Blackboard with the assignment.  Extensions must be requested in writing on or before the due date.

Tests must be taken on the scheduled dates.   If there is a valid reason that you can’t take a test at the scheduled time, you must contact the Instructor in writing before the scheduled test to explain your absence, and request permission to take a makeup test.   Once you have permission, you can schedule your makeup test with Jodi Baxter, the PRT Administrative Assistant, 479-2436.   Makeup tests must be taken within one week of the originally scheduled date.

Special situations:  You must work out a schedule with the Instructor before the due dates.  Homework and assignments turned in more than two weeks past due date will receive zero credit.

Instructor has discretion in applying grade penalties for extensions and late submissions.

EVALUATION

Grading Scale Evaluation System

A = 100-90% Exams and Quizzes 30%

B = 89-80% Homework 25%

C = 79-70% Attendance/Participation 15%

D = 69-60%

F = 59% or less Final Exam 30%

Plus and minus grades will not be submitted

SUPPORT SERVICES

Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at: www.uaf.edu/sssp/.  Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers.  The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis.  Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services.

DISABILITIES SERVICES

UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF’s Center for Distance Education (CDE). Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services.
If you believe you are eligible, please visit http://www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.html on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043, fydso@uaf.edu.

PRT 110: Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness

This course is an overview of the field of safety, health and environment within the process industry. Covers plant hazards, safety, and environmental systems and equipment, and applicable government regulations and industry standards.


Course Information

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Instructional Goals

  1.  Identify the role of an operator technician in safety, health, and environmental issues.
  2. Explain the terminology utilized by operator technicians with safety systems.
  3. Explain safety issues related to Health
  4. Explain safety issues related to Environmental Awareness.
  5. Explain and demonstrate Hazard Recognition as applied by OSHA.
  6. Explain and demonstrate Hazard Classification as applied by OSHA.
  7. Explain safety permit systems
  8. Explain safety issues related to fires and firefighting.
  9. Explain safety issues related to electrical hazards.
  10. Explain safety issues related to chemical hazards.
  11. Explain the roles of Regulatory Agencies

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:
Assessment Procedures
This outcome will be assessed by one or more of the following:
Identify the role of a process technician within a modern safety systemPerformance answering identified test questions
Understand and explain the terminology utilized by individuals and agencies involved in a modern safety, health and environmental system.Performance answering identified test questions
Understand and explain the importance of PPEPerformance answering identified test questions
Observed performance identifying PPE
Understand and explain the role of regulating agencies the process industry.Performance answering identified test questions
Explain the hazard identification and classification system.Performance answering identified test questions

Observed performance identifying and classifying a hazard
Explain the difference between engineering and administrative safety controls.Performance answering identified questions

Observed performance identifying administrative and engineering safety controls
Describe the role of Process Safety Management, M.O.C. and risk assessment in the process industries.Performance answering identified test questions

Observed performance demonstrating proper (general) safety practices required of an operator

Course Outline

  1.  Introduction to Process Safety
    1. The significant events of the safety movement
    2. The safety roles and responsibilities of process technicians
    3. The basic principles of safety
    4. The general safety rules used in the industry
    5. The difference between the terms process safety and occupational safety and health
  2. Hazard Classification
    1. Describe the hazard classification system
    2. Apply the methods of hazard recognition and classification
    3. Compare acute and chronic hazards
    4. Describe the physical hazards associated with chemicals
    5. Explain the principles of accident prevention
  3. Routes of Entry and Environmental Effects
    1. The attitudes and behaviors for safe and environmentally sound work habits
    2. How hazardous chemicals can enter the human body
    3. Principles of classification
    4. The dose response relationship
    5. Key elements of environmental awareness training
  4. Gases, Vapors, Particulates, and Toxic Metals
    1. The physical and health hazards associated with gases and vapors
    2. The physical and health hazards associated with particulates
    3. Common poisonous metals and describe the hazards associated with each
    4. The hazards associated with compressed gas cylinders
    5. The flammable gases that will mix easily with air
    6. Special precautions used when working with particulates, dust, and gases
  5. Hazards of Liquids
    1. The physical and health hazards associated with liquids
    2. The physical and health hazards associated with solvents
    3. The hazards associated with paints and adhesives
    4. Acids and caustics
    5. The PPE used in handling acids and caustics
  6. Hazard Chemical Identification: Hazcom, Toxicology, and DOT
    1. The Hazard Communication standard
    2. The physical properties and hazards associated with handling, storing, and
    3. transporting chemicals
    4. The key elements of a material safety data sheet
    5. Hazardous chemical inventory list
    6. Safety signs, tags, and warning labels utilized by process technicians
  7. Fire and Explosion
    1. The principles of fire prevention, protection, and control
    2. The chemistry of fire
    3. The fire classification system
    4. The various types of fire-fighting equipment
    5. Flammable and explosive materials
  8. Electrical, Noise, Heat, Radiation, Ergonomic and Biological Hazards
    1. The hazards associated with electricity
    2. The hazards associated with the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment
    3. The hazards of working with noise, heat, and radiation
    4. The hazards connected to confined space entry
    5. The effects of noise on hearing
  9. Safety Permit Systems
    1. The different types of permit systems in the processing industry
    2. Energy isolation and lockout/tagout (CFR 29 1910.147).
    3. The confined space entry procedure (CFR 29 1910.146).
    4. Hot work permits (CFR 29 1910.119).
    5. Cold work permits
  10. Personal Protective Equipment
    1. Personal protective equipment found in a plant
    2. General limitations of PPE equipment
    3. Purpose of respiratory protection
    4. Methods of hazard exposure prevention
    5. Engineering/environmental controls and PPE
  11. Engineering Controls
    1. Key elements of risk evaluation
    2. Basic pressure relief devices
    3. Interlocks and automatic shutdown devices
    4. “noise abatement.”
    5. Deluge and explosion suppression systems
  12. Administrative Controls
    1. The key elements of administrative control
    2. The steps used in performing a job safety analysis
    3. Essential parts of the Hazards and Operability Study (HAZOP)
    4. The process hazards analysis PHA system and HAZOP
    5. The importance of good housekeeping
  13. Regulatory Overview: OSHA, PSM, EPA
    1. The process safety management (PSM) standard.
    2. The written procedures requirement of the PSM standard
    3. The employee training issues contained in the PSM standard
    4. The audit section of PSM
    5. The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  14. HAZWOPER
    1. The HAZWOPER first responder, awareness level
    2. The HAZWOPER first responder, operations level
    3. The Incident Command System
    4. Fall protection system
    5. Emergency response.
  15. Process System Hazards
    1. The operating hazards found in industry
    2. The hazards associated with pump and compressor system operations
    3. The hazards associated with steam generation and furnace operation
    4. Hazards associated with the principles of reaction and distillation
    5. The principles of fluid flow in process equipment

Suggested Text

Introduction to Process Technology Safety, Health and Environmental
Charles E. Thomas
ISBN:  9781111036355
3rd Edition, Delmar Cengage Learning, 2012

Biboliography

DACUM Research Chart for Mill Operator
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