Laboratory Safety

Chemicals in non-production laboratories present distinct, physical health hazards to workers, which is why chemicals are the number one concern for laboratory personnel. In labs, personnel are likely to be exposed to mixtures of certain volatile chemicals. Individually, chemicals may prove quite dangerous or unstable, and when stored beside other unpredictable chemicals or thrown together with dangerous compounds, the potential for risk increases greatly.

What does this course cover?

  • Identify hazardous substances in your laboratory and the need to minimize exposure.

  • Explain the purpose of the Laboratory and Hazard Communication standards and their primary directives.

  • Recognize your employer’s responsibility to provide you with information and training at the time of your initial assignment to a work area or a new exposure situation.

  • Identify the information that must be included in a Chemical Hygiene Plan and your employer’s responsibility to communicate the location and availability of the plan.

  • State the various controls that protect laboratory personnel, including engineering, administrative, work practices, and personal protective equipment.

  • Recognize your employer’s responsibilities and your rights relative to exposure monitoring, medical consultation and examinations, and records.

What are the course takeaways?

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety.

  • Certificate of Completion (immediately available for download and/or print).

  • Examination record available for employer.

Regulations – 

  • 29CFR Part 1910 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

  • 29CFR Part 1910, Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances

  • CFR 1910.1450 – Laboratory Safety

  • CFR 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication

  • CFR 1910.1450 – Appendix A “National Research Council Recommendations Concerning Chemical Hygiene in Laboratories” (non-mandatory)

  • CFR 1910.1450 – Appendix B “References” (non-mandatory)

  • CFR 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection

  • CFR 1910.1020 – Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records

  • CFR 1910.1030 – Bloodborne Pathogens

  • ANSI/AIHA – Z9.5-2003 Laboratory Ventilation Standard

Duration: 35 Minutes
Language: English
Price: $45

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