Laboratory Safety

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Employees working in laboratories not only are exposed to many types of hazards, but also can create a high risk to other employees, the lab, and the environment.

The Laboratory Safety training is intended to address universal safety measures for achieving a safe and healthy working environment. It covers good laboratory practices that must be understood and observed by all individuals involved in the laboratory. It encompasses control measures essential for protecting all laboratory occupants from potential biological, chemical and physical hazards. These controls consist of, but are not limited to, policies, guidelines, training requirements, standard operating procedures, personal protective equipment, laboratory inspections, hazard evaluations, and engineering controls. It also covers the regulatory standards, HAZCOM, HAZMAT standard and proper handling of hazardous waste.

This training will provide participant a comprehensive knowledge of all potential hazards in the laboratory setting be it in hospital, college, or private institute, and the proper approach to reduce impact on workers at all levels, patient and the organization.

 

Objectives:

By the end of Laboratory Safety Course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the type of hazards they may be exposed to in lab setting.
  • Conduct risk assessment to evaluate the existing risks and recommend proper approach for prevention
  • Classify the hazardous material according to EPA, OSHA, DOT, etc.
  • Contribute to developing an emergency response plan to respond to any emergency and reduce severity.
  • Protect the physical integrity of the laboratory and the organization (hospital, school, etc.)
  • Assist in integrating the lab safety into the organization safety system.

 

Scope:

This course covers:

  • OSHA Regulations and standards
  • Accidents& Activities
  • Biological and Animal Hazards
  • Hazardous waste
  • HAZCOM
  • HAZMAT
  • Chemical Storage
  • Compressed Gases
  • Disposal of Chemicals
  • Electrical Safety
  • PPE
  • Fire Control
  • Handling Chemicals
  • Handling Glassware
  • Labeling
  • Hygiene plan
  • Needs Assessment
  • OSHA Lab Standard
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Planning for Emergencies and emergency procedures
  • Radiation
  • Recordkeeping
  • Safety Program Planning
  • Ventilation
  • Chemical safety - Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Compressed gases
  • Controlled substances
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Fume hoods - Engineering controls
  • Human subjects
  • Laboratory ergonomics
  • Laboratory relocation, closure, and clearance
  • Laboratory safety responsibilities
  • Laser safety.

 

Target Audience:

This intensive, week-long program is intended for those responsible for implementing and maintaining a health and safety program in the laboratory includes:

  • Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Lab Managers
  • Lab Supervisors,
  • Lab Workers

 

Test:

A multiple-choice test is administered at the conclusion of the program. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

 

Course Materials:

All participants are issued a Training Manual (Student Guide).

 

Course Completion Certificate:

Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate of completion.

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