Chemical Hazards During COVID-19: Disinfectants, Cleaning Chemicals & Tear Gas (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

20 Sep 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on July 9, 2020.

Training Overview
The COVID-19 Pandemic has created numerous challenges to EMS and Healthcare Providers including responding and managing injuries from exposures to cleaning chemicals and disinfectants by patients who are concerned with virus transmission. Additionally, recent protests have raised concerns regarding risks of viral transmission during crowd gatherings, however, injuries from trauma and tear gas have also been reported. During this webinar, two experts in medical toxicology, will discuss hazards from disinfectants, cleaning chemicals and tear gas as well as the emergency assessment and management of associated injuries.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer
Ziad Kazzi, MD is the Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of International Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Emory University. Paul Max, MD is the Executive Director and Past President of the American College of Medical Toxicology.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • describe hazards from disinfectants like hydrogen peroxide and bleach
  • discuss potential injuries that result from exposure to certain cleaning chemicals when used improperly
  • describe chemicals used in tear gas and crowd-control agents
  • discuss the injuries that can result from tear gas and the emergency management of exposed victims


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Chemical Hazards During COVID-19: Disinfectants, Cleaning Chemicals & Tear Gas
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