SPCH 032 : Safety in Chemical Laboratories

SPCH 032 : Safety in Chemical Laboratories

  • course description:

    This course discusses about the laboratory safety, good laboratory practice. The safety with reference to WHMIS is emphasized. The attendees will be able to identify the laboratory hazards and can adapt required precautions while working with flammable, toxic and corrosive materials, compressed gases, and insidious chemical substances. The electrical and fire safety emergency responses is also mentioned.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Apply safety standards in chemical laboratory.
    - Know how to handle laboratory chemicals.
    - Classify hazardous chemicals and know their storage, and disposal methods.
    - Apply Laboratory emergency procedures.

  • Course outlines:

    - General laboratory safety.
    - WHMIS.
    - Storage of chemicals.
    - Hazardous chemical waste management.
    - Hazard control measures.
    - Lab equipment, inspection, incidents, and emergency procedures.
    - Case studies.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    - Identify the laboratory safety symbols.
    - Identify the hazards while working with a chemical in a laboratory.
    - Perform proper chemical waste management.

  • who should attend?

    - Laboratory supervisors.
    - Laboratory chemists.
    - Laboratory technicians.

  • duration:

    5 Days


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