Laboratory Hoods

Laboratory Hoods emphasizes how to properly use laboratory hoods and how to test them to ensure correct functioning… as well as discusses how hoods can protect an experiment, the facility, and most importantly, the employee. Many of the materials used in laboratories give off fumes, mists, vapors, particulates or aerosols which are hazardous. To minimize exposure to these materials, special[..]

Laboratory Ergonomics

Laboratory Ergonomics discusses the need to set up work areas correctly, as well as how to minimize the strain of using laboratory equipment, tools and instruments. Many activities in the laboratory can exert stress and strain on muscles and joints… ultimately causing significant injuries. To work safely and maintain good ergonomic health, employees need to know how to avoid movements and[..]

Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory

Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory examines how gas cylinders work, the hazards that are associated with them and the need for caution when using or storing a cylinder. The energy possessed by a compressed gas cylinder can make it a virtual missile if it is not handled with the utmost care. And a leaking cylinder or fitting can lead to asphyxiation, a fire or even an explosion.[..]

GHS Safety Data Sheets in the Laboratory

GHS Safety Data Sheets in the Laboratory reviews the composition of GHS Safety Data Sheets, the information that’s contained in each section and how SDS’s are different from Material Safety Data Sheets. Created specifically to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA’s newly adopted GHS regulations, this course discusses how chemicals should[..]

Flammables & Explosives in the Laboratory

Flammables and Explosives in the Laboratory discusses the nature of flammable and explosive materials, as well as hazards associated with their use. It also reviews the proper handling procedures and personal protective equipment that should be used when working with these substances. Flammables and explosives are some of the most dangerous materials used in a laboratory. When working with these[..]

Electrical Safety in the Laboratory

Electrical Safety in the Laboratory emphasizes the need for safety when using electricity, and discusses how to reduce the potential for accidents involving electrical shock, fire and explosions. Today, laboratories rely on a vast array of electrically powered equipment. To work safely with this equipment, employees need to understand how electricity works, be aware of common electrical hazards[..]

Work Practices and Engineering Controls

Work Practices and Engineering Controls is designed to help facilities comply with OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120). As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee’s specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. The course help employees to understand the nature and behavior of hazardous chemicals, and[..]

Understanding HAZWOPER

Understanding HAZWOPER is designed to help facilities comply with OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120). As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee’s specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites.[..]

Understanding Chemical Hazards

Understanding Chemical Hazards is designed to help facilities comply with OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120). As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee’s specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. The course… part of the HAZWOPER Annual Retraining Series… introduces employees to[..]

The Emergency Response Plan

The Emergency Response Plan is designed to help facilities comply with OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120). As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee’s specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. The course helps employees understand how emergency planning can reduce or eliminate potential exposure[..]