TRAINING COURSES

Laboratory Safety: Risk Assessment & Hazard Control Measures

Start Date: 21 Apr 2019
End Date: 25 Apr 2019
Duration: 5
Fees:
Country: Paris / France
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment
Details:

INTRODUCTION

Laboratories can be dangerous places, with a vast array of potential hazards available to cause harm. This course examines not only how harm can be caused, but also how people and organisations can be protected from that harm by the appropriate use of Control Measures arrived at through the process of Risk Assessment. In this programme you will consider:

         The Principles of Health and Safety and the role of the Risk Assessment process

         Chemical and Biological Safety

         Fire and explosion safety in the laboratory environment

         Equipment and Process risks and control measures

         Laboratory Good Practice 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

         Research and Development Professionals and Laboratory Personnel who desire to improve the management of health and safety in their laboratories

         Technical professionals moving into management positions that will involve responsibility for research environments and testing laboratories and facilities

         Health and Safety professionals who want to strengthen their understanding of the hazards and control measures in this challenging area

         Those seeking to advance their careers who desire to strengthen their professional abilities 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

         Understand the hazards associated with laboratories

         Examine the Control Measures that be used to protect from these hazards

         Understand the Principles and the Practice of Risk Assessment

         Review the ethical considerations of management

         Manage the risks associated with Laboratories 

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

Participants will learn by active participation throughout the programme through the use of course materials, exercises, questionnaires, and discussion of worked scenarios and also of "real life issues in their organizations. 

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

This programme covers the essential factors for understanding and managing health and safety in the laboratory setting. The programme begins with consideration of the role of Health & Safety and the drivers that affect different organisations and people. There is an examination of the Risk Assessment process and how this is used to predict and control laboratory hazards. There is a strong focus of Chemical Safety as well as on other aspects of laboratory safety, including: Biological Safety, and the Safety associated with Laboratory Equipment and Processes. The course ends with consideration of how to implement the learning in the workplace.

 


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

DAY 1 -

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

         Why Health & Safety is important  and consideration of Health & Safety drivers

         Standards of Health and Safety we need to achieve

         The role of Policies and Procedures

         Causes of harm in the laboratory: general laboratory hazards

         The principles and practice of Risk Assessment

 

DAY 2 -

CHEMICAL HAZARDS AND CONTROL MEASURES

         Substances hazardous to health

         Routes of entry into the body

         Knowing what we have and what the associated hazards are

         Effective Control Measures

         Examples of chemicals hazards and associated control measures

 

DAY 3 -

CHEMICAL SAFETY (CONTINUED), BIOLOGICAL SAFETY AND FIRE SAFETY

         Storage of Chemicals

         Dealing with spillages

         Biological hazards and microbiology

         Control of biological hazards

         Fire and Explosion risks in the laboratory

         Storage of flammable materials (gases, liquids, powders)

DAY 4 -

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES

         Compressed gases

         Cryogenic substances

         Sundry hazards, such as: Magnetic fields, Lasers, Noise, Hot surfaces, etc.

         Electrical hazards

         Glassware, sharps and similar hazards

DAY 5 -

IMPLEMENTING HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT

         Laboratory Good Practice Guide

         First Aid considerations

         Consideration of general health and safety issues

         Management of Health & Safety

         Health & Safety Training

         Implementing Policies and Procedures

 
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