Laboratory Safety Awareness

Course Aim:

This is a half day course designed to provide the course participants with the appropriate knowledge of their responsibilities within the 2001 Chemical Agents Regulations and an understanding of the safe steps required to safely interact with hazardous materials.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Know and understand your responsibilities under the current legislation.
  • Identify different types of chemical hazards by their symbols and labels.
  • Understand the toxicological information available on hazardous materials.
  • Use and understand an M.S.D.S.
  • Understand the importance of P.P.E. in the laboratory.

Course Programme:

  • Discuss relevant statutory legislation and its requirements.
  • Introduction to hazardous materials.
  • Routes of entry of hazardous materials into the body.
  • Classification of different chemicals.
  • Warning signs and Labels.
  • Toxicology.
  • Materials Safety Data Sheets.
  • Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Spill Control Measures.
  • Chemical Control Measures.
  • Safe Disposal Controls.

Training Methods:

  • Classroom presentation on projector, supplemented by videos, and flip chart discussions throughout the course.
  • Course handouts, training records, evaluation forms are also provided and used.

Course Attendance:

  • Maximum of 12 participants.
  • ½ day duration.

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