This session is designed for lab workers in general industry. Laboratory work requires knowledge, skill, and attention to detail. Laboratories have a variety of safety and health hazards. Employees need to understand each hazard and take proper precautions to protect themselves and coworkers at all times. The purpose of this online laboratory safety training course is to teach employees lab safety requirements to ensure that they know how to prevent accidents, injuries, and illnesses on the job. The main objective of this session is to make sure that employees know what they need to do to protect themselves and others on the job. By the time this course is over, you should be able to understand the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), identify laboratory hazards, take proper precautions to protect yourself, and act effectively in an emergency.
Why “Laboratory Safety” 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.