Dangerous Chemicals, Glass, Heat Sources a laboratory can be a hazardous place. Lean about basic safety principles in the lab.
This program covers the most important safety issues that both new employees and "seasoned veterans" face in the laboratory.
This program covers when and how employees should act in an emergency to prevent injury, property damage or even loss of life.
This program discusses when and why hoods are used, as well as how to operate and maintain them.
Produced specifically to meet retraining requirements:* Definition of hazardous chemicals* Five types of health hazards* Hazard information sources: labels, MSDS, chemical hygiene plan, trainer/supervisor* Protection: PPE, hoods, glassware care, emergency preparedness , first aid* Accident reporting* Physical hazards: gas cylinders, blooborne pathogens, lasers, UV and x-rays
Broken glassware causes more laboratory accidents than any other hazard. Because it is so fragile, glassware can easily fracture if it is bumped, dropped or too much pressure is applied to it. Some glassware accidents don't require much more than a band-aid, while others can result in a lot of blood and the need for medical attention. And the threat of contamination from the materials in a broken container can also be a serious problem.Areas covered in the program include:Inspecting glassware before use.Effects of extreme temperatures and pressures.Matching glassware to the experiment.Working with glass tubing.Using personal protective equipment.Storage and handling.Washing and cleanup.
Handling hazardous chemicals and specimens requires a great deal of caution. If substances are not properly controlled, hazards can spread and contaminate other materials, work areas... even employees themselves. With many laboratories using toxic, corrosive and carcinogenic chemicals, employees need to do all they can to prevent contamination.The training program "Preventing Contamination" emphasizes the need to recognize situations that could lead to contamination, and discusses what can be done to prevent contamination from occurring. Areas covered in the program include:* How contamination occurs.* General preventative measures.* Engineering controls.* Safe work practices.* Personal protective equipment.
Many of the activities performed in a laboratory can exert stress and strain on muscles and joints... ultimately causing significant injuries. To work safely and maintain good ergonomic health, employees need to know how to avoid movements and work patterns that can be harmful.The training program "Laboratory Ergonomics" discusses the need to set up work areas correctly, as well as how to minimize the strain of using laboratory equipment, tools and instruments. Areas covered in the program include.• Parts of the body most susceptible to ergonomic problems.• Arranging work areas to minimize stress and strain.• Working from "neutral" positions.• Most and least stressful types of body movements.• Proper lifting techniques.• Effective stretching exercises.
This program reviews proper handling procedures as well as the personal protective equipment that should be used when working with flammables and explosives.
Today, laboratories rely on a vast array of electrically powered equipment. To work safely with this equipment, employees need to understand how electricity works, be aware of common electrical hazards and know how to use electricity safely. This video emphasizes the need for safety when using electricity, and discusses how to reduce the potential for accidents involving electrical shock, fire and explosions.Topics covered include:How electricity worksCommon electrical hazardsFuses, circuit breakers and groundingUsing and maintaining electrical equipmentAccidents and emergency procedures
Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders provides the information employees need to work safely when handling and using these materials. Areas covered in the program include:Hazards associated with compressed gases. Moving and transporting cylinders safely. Positioning cylinders properly. Proper hook-up procedures. Safe storage practices. Storage "incompatibilities".
No matter how many precautions employees take, accidents sometimes happen. In these situations quick action is essential, and if the incident involves a hazardous material, using a safety shower or eye wash can be extremely important.The training program "Safety Showers and Eye Washes" reviews for employees situations where safety showers and eye washes should be used, as well as how to properly use them. Areas covered in the program include:* Types of showers and eye washes.* How to operate showers and eye washes correctly.* Chemical splashes.* Appropriate shower and eye wash techniques.* Helping an accident victim use a shower/eye wash.* First aid.* Maintenance and testing of showers and eye washes.
While Formaldehyde is used in many laboratory operations, it can still be a significant health hazard. The results of mishandling Formaldehyde can be serious. They can range from the short-term discomfort associated with minor burns or skin irritation... to chronic effects from a lifetime of overexposure.The training program "The OSHA Formaldehyde Standard" provides training that is required by this standard, focusing on the rules and procedures that the standard establishes for working with this potentially dangerous chemical. Areas covered in the program include:* Potential health hazards.* Testing for Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).* Labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets.* Hoods and other ventilation systems.* Personal protective equipment.* Spill and cleanup and decontamination procedures.* First aid.* The Medical Surveillance Plan.
Created specifically to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's newly adopted GHS regulations, these products discuss using GHS Safety Data Sheets.