SPGS 009 : Laboratory Safety

SPGS 009 : Laboratory Safety

  • course description:

    This course gives you an overview of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) in order to ensure individuals working in laboratories understand the risks associated with handling, storage and disposal of chemicals/hazardous materials.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Describe the following:
               * Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) regulations & Occupational Health & Safety regulations.
               * How to use fume hoods, safety shields, eyewash/shower to wash away chemicals & how to use firefighting equipment.
               * Common causes of accidents in the laboratory & identify common laboratory toxicological symptoms & how to minimize accidents and how to write an accident/incident report.
    - Identify safety methods in handling, storage, disposal of chemicals & monitoring procedures used to inspect chemicals in laboratory & storage areas.

  • Course outlines:

    - Describe the regulations regarding hazardous substances; safety equipment required in the workplace and explain the elements of safe handling and disposal of chemicals.
    - Describe the hazards associated with chemical reactions& identify common accidents and potential safety hazards.
    - Describe appropriate responses to hazardous situations; Relate documentation required for reporting accidents and safety related incidents.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    - Safe handling and disposal of chemical/hazardous materials.
    - Documentation and reporting incidents.
    - Risk associated to hazardous materials.

  • who should attend?

    - This course is designed for all personnel involved in all kinds of chemistry laboratory works and safety.

  • duration:

    5 Days


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