Laboratory Safety Training

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Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory
  • The four major ways to compress gases
  • Hazards associated with compressed gases
  • Proper storage procedures
  • Marking and labeling cylinders
  • Handling cylinders safely
  • Connections and fittings
  • Leak detection
Electrical Safety in the Laboratory
  • How electricity works
  • Common electrical hazards
  • Fuses, circuit breakers and grounding
  • Using and maintaining electrical equipment
  • Accidents and emergency procedures
Flammables & Explosives in the Laboratory
  • Definitions of flammables and explosives
  • Conditions that can create hazards
  • The role of ventilation in preventing problems
  • Transporting flammables and explosives
  • Storage considerations
  • Using compressed gases
  • Emergency planning
  • Disposing of flammables and explosives
GHS Safety Data Sheets in the Laboratory
  • GHS Safety Data Sheet's
  • Materials and their hazards
  • Hazardous materials emergencies
  • Handling hazardous materials
Laboratory Ergonomics
  • Parts of the body most susceptible to ergonomic problems
  • Arranging work areas to minimize stress and strain
  • Working from "neutral" positions
  • Most and least stressful types of body movements
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Effective stretching exercises
Laboratory Hoods
  • Why laboratory hoods are needed
  • Protections afforded by hoods
  • Various types of hoods found in laboratories
  • How hoods function mechanically
  • Proper use of laboratory hoods
  • Testing and maintenance
Orientation to Laboratory Safety
  • OSHA regulations
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
  • Planning safe experiments
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Ventilation controls
  • Chemical storage
  • Accidents and emergencies
  • Waste disposal
OSHA Formaldehyde Standard
  • Potential health hazards associated with formaldehyde
  • Testing for Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL)
  • Labeling and Safety Data Sheets
  • Hoods and other ventilation systems
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Spill clean-up and decontamination procedures
  • First aid
  • The Medical Surveillance Plan
Planning for Laboratory Emergencies
  • The Emergency Plan
  • Types of emergencies occurring in laboratories
  • Alarms and warning systems
  • Contacting outside agencies
  • Evacuation
  • Fires, explosions and chemical spills
Preventing Contamination in the Laboratory
  • How contamination occurs
  • General preventative measures
  • Engineering controls
  • Safe work practices
  • Personal protective equipment
Safe Handling of Laboratory Glassware
  • Inspecting glassware before use
  • Effects of extreme temperatures and pressures
  • Matching glassware to the experiment
  • Working with glass tubing
  • Using personal protective equipment
  • Storage and handling
  • Washing and cleanup
Safety Showers & Eye Washes in the Laboratory
  • Getting to eye washes and safety showers in an emergency
  • Operating showers and eye washes
  • Exposure to corrosive substances
  • Testing eye wash and shower equipment
  • Using showers and eye washes properly