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A Guide to Working with Corrosive Substances

COURSE NO: C01-017
A Guide to Working with Corrosive Substances
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to the concepts and principles that can prevent serious health risks to workers due to exposure to corrosives. It also presents proper protection practices from corrosive substances as well as methods of treating exposure to those substances.


Employee exposure to corrosives can be evaluated to determine the need for engineering and administrative controls as well as the need for personal protective equipment. The results from injuries can be severe and even fatal. Mists produced by liquids can result in lung damage if inhaled, serious burns or irritation can be the result of accidental contact to the skin or eyes, and lung and skin cancer have been linked to chromic acid. Additional threats to employees are posed by the ease with which many corrosive chemicals ignite, explode or react with incompatible substances.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, designers, contractors, construction workers and other professionals interested in understanding how corrosives work and the best ways to protect oneself from their negative impacts.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding what corrosives are
  • Evaluating methods of handling corrosives
  • Understanding the risks associated with corrosives
  • Learning about remediation of exposure to corrosives
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the course document titled, "A Guide to Working with Corrosive Substances", published by the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL), updated in November 2013.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
A Guide to Working with Corrosive Substances (1.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete this course review you will need to take a multiple choice quiz of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this NCDOL publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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