RedVector RVCT-1136

Metalworking Fluid Safety

Metalworking Fluid Safety

0.6 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RVCT-1136

SME: Mark DiNardo, CSP

Metalworking fluids, or MWFs, are used for cooling and lubrication during metal machining operations. When not properly handled, metalworking fluids can cause various health concerns. This course will provide you with the tools to protect yourself when working with metalworking fluids.
Course Objectives
At the end of this course, you will be able to: 
  • List the three primary functions and benefits of using metalworking fluids
  • Identify the four types of metalworking fluids and their uses in industry
  • Identify potential health hazards of working with MWFs and preventive measures that can be taken
  • Provide examples of work practices to minimize exposures to MWFs
  • Describe how to check MWF concentrations with a refractometer and calibration of the meter
Mark DiNardo, CSP Photo
Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) since 2010. He also is a Class A/B/C Tank Operator in the state of Pennsylvania. Mark has been a Safety Professional for 16 years including the last 11 years with the Environmental Health and Safety Department at the University of Pittsburgh. As a Hazardous Material and Environmental Compliance Specialist his responsibilities include oversight of high hazard chemical laboratories, chemical risk assessments, chemical spill response, fuel storage tank inspections and safety training. Prior to his work in the safety field, Mark was a chemist in an inorganic industrial laboratory in which he conducted bench scale and pilot studies of industrial wastewater systems. Areas of expertise include chemical safety, spill response and safety training.