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Laboratory Safety

This course looks at the hazards that are found within the laboratory and some ways to protect lab workers from those hazards. Also included is an overview of the OSHA Lab Standard, the elements of a Chemical Hygiene Plan, and some of the basic rules of good chemical hygiene. Chemical storage requirements and some general procedures to follow in case of an emergency are also covered.


Course Details

This course is approximately 1 hour in length, with an exam at the end. Once you pass the exam with a score of 70% or better, you can print your personalized certificate right from your computer, or download it as a PDF.

The course is fully narrated and packed with photos, interactivity, links to related content, and downloadable material.



Learning Objectives

  • Topic I: Hazards in the Laboratory
  • Describe two broad categories of chemical hazards
  • Explain the difference between acute and chronic health effects from chemical exposure
  • Describe the four routes of chemical exposure
  • Topic II: Minimizing the Risks
  • Describe four basic principles of safety in the laboratory
  • Describe three main types of personal protective equipment used in the laboratory
  • Topic III: The OSHA Lab Standard
  • State the primary requirement of the OSHA Lab Standard and describe some methods of meeting that requirement
  • Describe the general requirements of the written Chemical Hygiene Plan and explain some ways those requirements can be met
  • Topic IV: Chemical Hygiene Practices
  • Describe some basic chemical hygiene practices that will help minimize exposure to hazardous chemicals in the lab
  • Topic V: Chemical Storage
  • Describe some general guidelines for chemical storage
  • List five classes of chemicals that should be considered for storage purposes
  • Topic VI: Emergency
  • Explain some general procedures to follow in the event of an emergency in the lab
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