Course Catalog

Laboratory Safety

Learn best practices to minimize personal injury, health impairment, property loss, fines, and liability in your laboratory. This course gives 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. It includes the OSHA training requirements for a Chemical Hygiene Officer.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Federal Regulatory Overview
  • OSHA’s Laboratory Safety Standard and Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • OSHA’s “Particularly Hazardous Substances: Including Acutely Toxic Chemicals, Reproductive Toxins, Select Carcinogens
  • Uniform and International Building and Fire Code’s Maximum Allowable Quantities and Chemical Definitions
  • Fume Hoods and Other Ventilation Devices and Systems
  • Chemical Toxicology and Permissible Exposure Limits
  • Environmental Protection and Hazardous Waste
  • Chemical Segregation and Storage
  • Gases, Refrigerated Chemicals, and Cryogenics
  • Peroxide Formers and other Time Sensitive Chemicals
  • Laboratory Close-outs and Chemical Transportation
  • Safety Data Sheets and the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Chemical Classification and Labeling
  • Controlled Substances and Regulated Explosives Programs
  • Cyanide Safety and First Aid
  • Hydrofluoric Acid Safety and First Aid
  • Inspections, and Fume Hood Evaluations
  • Accidents, Investigations, and Spill Response
  • Laboratory Fire Safety and Response

Information

Learn best practices to minimize personal injury, health impairment, property loss, fines, and liability in your laboratory. This course gives 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. It includes the OSHA training requirements for a Chemical Hygiene Officer.

Who Should Attend

Laboratory/pilot plant employees in need of current, fundamental safety and health issue training will want to attend. For example: Managers, Supervisors, Scientists, Technical assistants.

This course is also 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.

Registrants are invited to bring case histories, problems descriptions, and safety program material for evaluation and discussion.

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

  • Introduction and Regulations
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Hazard Identification and Control
  • Laboratory Ventilation
  • Chemical Storage, Time Sensitive Chemicals, Controlled Substances, and Explosives
  • Chemical Labeling, Transportation, and MSDS
  • Flammable Liquids, Compressed Gases, and Cryogenics
  • Electrical Devices
  • Laboratory Waste
  • Auditing and Inspections
  • Emergency Response

Course Locations

Date

June 23 - 24, 2014

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

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

Double Tree Hotel - Cincinnati Airport
2826 Terminal Drive
Hebron, KY 41048

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, mail or phone and mention this discount and may not be combined with any other offer.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (ends May 23, 2014) $1,695 (ends May 23, 2014)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

About the Instructor

  • Christopher E. Kohler, CCHO, LPG

    is the Laboratory Safety Manager for Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Chris manages the oversight of over 1000 research and teaching labs and provides chemical hygiene and laboratory safety training for over 400 scientists a year.