Chemicals and their vapors can be highly flammable and explosive. Chemical fires can cause property destruction, injuries and death. The smoke from these fires, and the fumes from the chemicals, can result in long and short-term health problems for large populations. Understanding which chemicals can ignite and what causes them to burn is the first step in preventing these dangerous fires. This course introduces the student to principles of Fire and Explosion Hazards in Industrial Environments. Potential Audience: All employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials.