Chemical Reactivity Hazards

A SAChE Certificate Program course
Course ID: 
Course Type: 
eLearning (online) Course
Course Length: 
4 Hours

Learn how to avoid uncontrolled chemical reactions and the serious harm that they can cause. In this course, you'll gain a basic understanding of chemical reactivity hazards and how to avoid unintended reactions and control intended reactions. Key concepts discussed include:

  • Three major incidents that show the potential consequences of uncontrolled reactions,
  • How chemical reactions get out of control, including consideration of reaction path, heat generation and removal, and people/property/environmental response,
  • Data and lab testing resources used to identify reactivity hazards,
  • Four approaches to making a facility inherently safer with respect to chemical reactivity hazards, and
  • Strategies for designing facilities both to prevent and to mitigate uncontrolled chemical reactions.

This online course provides overview of the basic understanding of chemical reactivity hazards; supplemented with selected issues of the Process Safety Beacon from the SAChE archive.

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Continuing Education Units: 
Professional Development Hours
4.0 PDHs


AIChE Members* $99
AIChE Grad Student Members $0
AIChE Undergrad Student Members $0
Non-Members** $129
Training 10 or More? Volume Pricing is available. Send an e-mail to for more information.

*Employees of CCPS member companies can register for this course at the AIChE Member price. Please contact Customer Service at or call 1-800-242-4363 (outside the US call 203-702-7660).

** AIChE membership is just $199 a year. For more information on becoming an AIChE member click here.

If you are interested in scheduling this course for In-Company Training, please complete the Request for Proposal Form and we will e-mail you a proposal.


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