Laboratory safety applies to all employees or students who work in laboratories or work areas that use or store hazardous chemicals. Employees are expected to use work practices developed in accordance with this program to prevent harmful exposure or injury while using hazardous chemicals.
Why “Laboratory Safety Training” Matters:Laboratories have a variety of safety and health hazards. You need to understand each hazard and take proper precautions to protect yourself and your coworkers at all times. Laboratories play a vital role in many companies. They enable businesses to search for, develop, and improve a wide variety of products and to expand and fine-tune scientific knowledge. It’s important for lab workers to protect themselves from dangerous exposure without limiting their ability to make productive use of chemicals. Physical hazards include fire, explosion, and reactivity with other substances. These hazards become realities when a chemical is used or stored improperly, exposing it to circumstances that could cause it to burn, explode, etc.
- Conduct a risk assessment for each lab protocol you perform to determine the hazards you face;
- Select appropriate safety measures, such as engineering controls, personal protective equipment (PPE), and work practices to eliminate or minimize risks;
- Maintain a safe laboratory environment at all times; and
- Be prepared to handle lab emergencies swiftly and effectively.
- Overview 00:10:00
- Employee Information and Training 00:20:00
- General Lab Rules 00:10:00
- General Lab Safety Rules 00:30:00
- Personal Hygiene 00:10:00
- Housekeeping 01:00:00
- Housekeeping Safety Rules 00:30:00
- PPE 00:50:00
- Personal Protection Safety Rules 00:30:00
- Dress Code Safety Rules 00:30:00
- Chemical Hazards 02:00:00
- Chemical Safety Rules 00:40:00
- Chemistry Lab Safety Rules 00:20:00
- Emergency Response 00:50:00
- Mercury Thermometer Exchange Program 00:10:00
- Exposure Monitoring 00:10:00
- Lab Safety for Employee Test 00:45:00
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