SAChE® Certificate Program - Common Chemicals and Their Major Hazards

  • Course ID:
  • Type:
    eLearning (online) Course
  • Language:
  • Skill Level:
  • Duration:
    4 hours
  • CEUs:
  • PDHs:
  • Accrediting Agencies:

Share This Post:

It is important for those working in the chemical industry to have a general appreciation of the hazards associated with various materials. This course presents the major hazards of seven common chemicals and two classes of compounds.  

These chemicals are covered in this course because of their wide usage and their involvement in serious industrial and transportation incidents. The chemical engineering student will be introduced to the hazards associated with these chemicals that they are likely to encounter during their engineering careers.  They will also gain an understanding of where these chemicals are used, how they are stored and transported and what inherent characteristics make them hazardous.

Learn more about the SAChE Certificate Program.


Joan Schork

Joan Schork is a Principal Consultant with Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc. She brings over 30 years of experience in the Industrial Gases and Chemicals industries to her current work in Process Safety. Dr. Schork’s professional background is quite diverse with time spent in technical and management positions within Process Safety, Design Engineering, R&D, Gas Plant Operations, and Chemical Manufacturing. Immediately prior to joining BakerRisk in 2014, Dr. Schork was employed by Air Products and Chemicals as the Chief Engineer - Process Safety. As the...Read more

John Murphy

John has over 40 years of experience in chemical manufacturing and process safety with jobs in the chemical industry, consulting and government. He is currently an independent consultant and retired from the U. S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board where is was a lead investigator and the Dow  Chemical Company where he was a leader in process safety. 

Currently he provides process safety services as a independent consultant and serves as a staff consultant to the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). As a staff consultant for CCPS he has managed many book...Read more



Do you already own this?


Teams (10 or more)

Minimize cost and maximize learning with Train-A-Team.

Learn more


AIChE Members $186.00
Employees of CCPS Member Companies $186.00
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free
Non-Members $219.00

Horizontal Tabs