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Laboratory Safety – Canada


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
This overview course is designed for employees who work in an industrial, clinical, or academic laboratory setting. It will serve to educate the laboratory employee to diverse safety and health concerns related to their job. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines. Learner objectives include the following: identify general requirements of laboratory safety, recognize the importance of a Chemical Hygiene Plan in your workplace, define the purpose of a Safety Data Sheet, describe safety guidelines specific to laboratory fire and burn hazards, and identify general emergency guidelines to be followed in the laboratory. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health, and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.

Target Audience
All personnel working with hazardous chemicals in a laboratory setting

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Laboratory Safety – Canada

  • identify general laboratory safety guidelines, including best practice requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Safety Standard
  • identify best practice characteristics of chemical hygiene and safety, including best practice requirements of the OSHA workplace Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • identify laboratory safety guidelines
  • identify good practices to follow for the prevention of laboratory fire and burn hazards
  • Course Number:
    ehs_hsf_a38_sh_enus