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Sodium Hydroxide & Potassium Hydroxide DVD

Runtime: 29 minutes

Learn about these two caustic chemicals and how to manage an effective response.

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Sodium Hydroxide & Potassium Hydroxide DVD, part of the HazChem Series, is a safety training video that teaches about the two most important caustics used in industry.

Caustics are strong alkaline chemicals, corrosive to many materials including human tissue.These caustics have also been used in the illegal manufacture of homemade bottle bombs.

This safety training video includes updated information about containers and protective clothing used when using caustics or responding to incidents where they are involved. There is new information about cleaning up dry spills and on the use of acetic acid and muriatic acid in neutralization operations.

Topics covered include:

  • The relevance of pH
  • Containers used with caustics
  • Protective clothing and equipment
  • Protecting water supplies from spills
  • Flammability and reactivity properties of caustics
  • Preventing explosions
  • Neutralization operations
  • Hydrogen gas formation
  • Offensive vs. defensive operations for fires
  • Selecting extinguishing agents for fires
  • Decontamination
Instructor's CD-ROM with PowerPoint and other resource materials.

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