Course Catalog

Laboratory Safety & Health

Learn best practices to minimize personal injury, health impairment, property loss, fines, and liability in your laboratory. This course will give you an overview of the practical and latest regulatory measures for the prevention of accidents, incidents, or exposures that may cause health impairment, injury, fire, or interference with laboratory operations.

Course Details

Key Topics

 

  • Important aspects of chemical hygiene and safety.
  • Hazard identification and control measures.
  • The latest codes, standards, and practices for laboratory safety and health.
  • Effective storage, labeling, safe handling, and control of hazardous chemicals.
  • Causes of accidents and prevention strategies.
  • Health hazards of chemicals.
  • Proper selection and use of personal protective equipment.
  • Effective training, Required record keeping.
  • Hazard analysis for lab work.
  • How to measure success.
  • Laboratory vs. Hazard Communication Standard.
  • Developing/Auditing Chemical Hygiene Plans.
  • Laboratory Ventilation.
  • Safe Handling of Compressed Gases.
  • Electrical Safety, Controlling Hazardous Energy.
  • Handling Lab Emergencies.

Information

This course provides a practical overview of the latest regulatory measures for the prevention of accidents, incidents, and exposures that may cause health impairment, injury, fire, or interference with laboratory operations. The instructor brings a real-world industrial perspective to show registrants best practices that minimize personal injury, health impairment, property loss, fines, and liability in your laboratory. It includes the OSHA training requirements for a CHO. Registrants are invited to bring case histories, problems descriptions, and safety program material for evaluation and discussion.

Who Should Attend

Laboratory/pilot plant employees with responsibility for or interest in related safety and health issues (e.g., managers, supervisors, scientists or technical assistants). This course is particularly valuable for full- or part-time Chemical Hygiene Officers (CHOs), Safety/Health/Industrial Hygiene Professionals or Coordinators, Hazard Assessment or Audit Team Leaders, Trainers and those who are accountable for similar lab safety and health activities.

Many attendees report that this course has improved the recognition of their valuable safety and health responsibilities with their peers and management. Registrants are invited to bring case histories, problems, descriptions, and safety program material for evaluation and discussion.

Note: The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) has approved this course for 2.5 Industrial Hygiene Certification Maintenance Points. For information, call ABIH at (517) 321-2638. E-mail: abih@abih.org. You’ll also receive a certificate of attendance from ACS indicating that you earned 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Benefits

  • Learn to identify and resolve the 10 most common laboratory hazards and compliance problems.
  • Learn about specific chemical groups, chemical hazards, and safety precautions.
  • Gain experience in implementing and maintaining laboratory safety programs.
  • Develop chemical hygiene and laboratory safety training programs.

Agenda

 

    • Accident Causation and Control Measures.

 

    • Health Hazards of Chemical and Workplace Exposure Limits.

 

    • The Laboratory vs. Hazard Communication Standard: Developing and Auditing Chemical Hygiene Plans (CHP) — roles of CHO, CEO, lab management and employees; prudent practices; communicating hazard information; MSDSs, SOPs, etc.

 

    • Personal Protective Equipment for the Respiratory System, Eyes, Face, Skin, Feet, and Hands.

 

    • OSHA Update Covering the Latest Regulations, Related Codes, and Record Keeping and Compliance Concerns.

 

    • Flammable Hazards, Control Measures, Labeling and Storage of Chemicals.

 

    • Laboratory Ventilation — effective use and performance of laboratory chemical hoods and local exhaust systems.

 

    • Safe Handling of Compressed Gases.

 

    • Electrical Safety and Controlling Hazardous Energy (Lock Out Tag Out)

 

    • Laboratory Training Requirements — effective training.

 

    • Management of Safety and Health Programs — personal responsibility; organizational values; changing poor behavior; hazard assessments; and performance measures and quality issues.

 

  • Emergency Procedures for Fires, Spills, and Chemical Splashes.

Course Locations

Date

May 8 - 9, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.each day.

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Venue

Boston University
Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering
590 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (ends April 8) $1,695(ends April 8)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax or mail and mention this discount. May not be combined with any other offer.

Date

October 10 - 11, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.each day.

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Venue

Temple University City Center
1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (ends September 10) $1,695 (end September 10)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax or mail and mention this discount. May not be combined with any other offer.

Date

December 5 - 6, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.each day.

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Venue

LSC University Park
Lone Star Corporate College, 20515 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (ends November 5) $1,695 (end November 5)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax or mail and mention this discount. May not be combined with any other offer.

About the Instructor

  • Roger R. Conrad, CSP, CCHO

    is currently a Hazardous Materials Specialist with the Lehigh County (PA) Special Operations Team and the Assistant Fire Chief of Good Will Fire Company #1 Trexlertown (PA). He retired after 37 years with Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, Pennsylvania where he was a Senior Principal Safety Specialist for 26 years and a research chemist for 11 years.