Guide to OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard and Chemical Hygiene

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Overview

Guide to OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard and Chemical Hygiene

Course Description

Learn how to assess and control a range of hazards in laboratories while gaining techniques to create, maintain, and monitor inventory and waste disposal on a laboratory level. An overview of personal protection equipment (PPE), respiratory protection, engineering controls, hazard communication, and other related topics at your lab workplace will also be covered.

Course Content

REGULATORY OVERVIEW AND UPDATES

  • Terminology
  • Legal aspects
  • Right-to-Know (RTK)
  • OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard & Chemical Hygiene (29 CFR 1910.1450)

CHEMICAL HAZARDS AND HANDLING

  • Types of hazards
  • Understanding safety data sheets
  • Storage and labeling

FIRE AND ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Fire extinguishers overview
  • Electrical safety and safe practices

BIOSAFETY

  • Biohazard definition (biological agents, risk groups) and an overview of BSL-1-4 LABS
  • Biosafety equipment and handling bio-waste

IONIZING RADIATION AND LASER SAFETY

  • Radiation and laser hazards (materials and an overview of the most common lab instruments)
  • Non-ionizing radiation hazards (UV and high powered magnets)

WASTE PACKAGING, DISPOSAL, AND TRANSPORTATION

  • Waste labeling and storage
  • Waste disposal procedures

INSPECTIONS, TRAINING, AND RECORDKEEPING

  • Weekly, monthly, and yearly inspections – goals
  • Training requirements

EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE

  • How to react to an emergency
  • Spills

SAFETY CULTURE

  • How to create a safety culture at your workplace (recognition and action)
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Requirements & Materials
Important Information

This course requires medical clearance. Please complete the Medical Form.

Prerequisites

Recommended

  • Practical laboratory experience
Materials

Provided

  • Course notebook
  • Handouts

Session Details

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for safety supervisors, managers, lab managers and personnel, Environmental, Health & Safety professionals, as well as appropriate educational, regulatory, and military personnel.

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What You Will Learn

  • OSHA regulations and procedures regarding chemical hygiene programs in laboratories under 29 CFR 1910.1450
  • Strategies to control hazards in the laboratory
  • Terminology and recordkeeping
  • Hazardous materials chemistry pertaining to laboratories
  • Contamination, toxicology, and contamination prevention
  • Respiratory protection in laboratories
  • Chemical protective clothing in laboratories
  • Introduction to biological, ionizing radiation, and laser safety in laboratories
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How You Will Benefit

  • Explain the elements necessary for an effective workplace chemical hygiene program.
  • Gain advanced knowledge and techniques in handling chemical inventory and waste management (laboratory level).
  • Recognize factors that may lead to an increase or reduction of hazardous conditions in a laboratory.
  • Gain familiarity with the Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1450.
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