Advanced Lab Safety – For Laboratory Inspectors, Lab Managers, Chemical Hygiene Officers, and Safety Professionals

This program exceeds the mandatory training requirements under OSHA (1910.1450(f)(4)(i)), Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.

Course Description:

This course is suited to the Laboratory Inspectors, Laboratory Managers, Chemical Hygiene Officers, Safety Professionals, Graduate Student/Intern Orientation or the EHS professional who wants to broaden their knowledge of laboratory safety.

This course will increase your ability to identify safety hazards in a laboratory and enhance your understanding of safe laboratory design and operation. The course will explore the different approaches for conducting laboratory inspections. First, the laboratory inspection checklist – Laboratory inspections are conducted annually to ensure safety and compliance with all applicable lab safety regulations and guidelines. Second, an advanced approach to laboratory safety inspection.  The laboratory inspection is the safety audit of the conditions and operations that occur on a daily basis in the laboratory. CEU’s have been applied for.

Course Objectives:

  • Define the role of the laboratory inspector,
  • Identify the key steps involved in laboratory safety operations,
  • Describe the importance of applying process safety concepts to laboratory inspections,
  • Review the steps involved in a laboratory operations,
  • Identify the hazards associated with temperature, pressure, vacuum, pilot plant, unattended and working alone operations.

Specific Topics:

  • NFPA 45 Requirements for Laboratories
  • Laboratory Ventilation
  • Temperature, Pressure and Vacuum and Scale-up Operations
  • Scale-up, Bench top and Pilot Plant Operations
  • How to Perform a Laboratory Hazard Assessment
  • Lab operations- Advanced Laboratory Inspections vs. The Lab Safety Checklist
  • Process Safety for Laboratory Operations
  • Emerging issues- Nanoparticles, and 3-D Printers
  • Expanded Chemical and Biological Laboratory Inspector Safety Practical Workshop.
  • This course was presented at the 33rd Annual College & University Hazardous Material Management Conference held in Chicago, Illinois with a rating of 4.75 out of 5.0.  It was the highest attended and rated PDS at the conference.

    Comments included:

    • Thanks very much, Dennis!  Your presentation materials and discussions were excellent.
    • Very informative and I learned a great deal.
    • Excellent job Dr. Terpin, especially liked the temperature, pressure, vacuum sections.
    • The Laboratory inspector practical exercise was a great learning tool.
    • Excellent Lab Safety Class taught by an instructor with real world laboratory and pilot plant experience.
    • This class can save lives and reduce injuries.

On-Site training costs: One Day: $149.00 per-person for the first 20 attendees and $99.00 for the next 20 attendees plus expenses