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Working & Safety in Chemical Laboratory, Preparation and Take Sample Workshop

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This course is designed to explain the fundamentals of safety in chemical laboratory procedures required for chemical engineers, chemists, and technicians in their daily work. This course is also designed to provide the principles of safety management in chemical laboratories through planning and designing an up to date chemical laboratory safety policy.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the chemical hygiene plan
  • Identify the laboratory hazards
  • Take proper precautions to protect your self
  • Act effectively in an emergency

Course Outline

Day 1

Pre Test


Chemical Safety Principals and Concepts

  • Physical Hazards
  • Health Hazards
  • Factors Affecting Toxicity
  • Controlling Chemical Exposures

Chemical Protective Clothing

  • Introduction
  • Descriptions
  • Protective Clothing Applications
  • Level of Protection
  • Selection Factors
  • Classification of Protective Clothing

Day 2

Respiratory Protection

  • Overview
  • Types
  • Airborne Hazards
  • Respirator Classification And Applications
  • Basis For Selection

Indoor Air Quality Investigation

  • Recommended Ventilation Rates
  • Acute Health Effect
  • Major Indoor Contaminants
  • Investigation Guidelines
  • Sampling Instrumentation And Methods


  • Ventilation Methods
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance

Day 3

Personal Sampling For Air Contaminants

  • Introduction
  • General Sampling Procedures
  • Sampling Media
  • Monitoring
  • Special Sampling Techniques
  • Equipment Preparation And Calibration

Sampling for Surface Contamination

  • Controlled And Uncontrolled Work Area
  • Media And Techniques For Wipe Sampling
  • Evaluating Sampling Results

Management of Technical Equipment

Day 4

Responding To Chemical Spill Or Emergency

  • Simple And Complicated Spills
  • Spill Clean Up Materials and Equipment
  • General Precautions
  • Storage Precautions
  • Precautions In Transferring Chemicals

Chemical Hygiene Plan

  • Scope & Definitions
  • Organization's Responsibilities
  • Individual Responsibilities
  • Content Of Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Exposure Assessments, Medical Consultations, Examinations
  • Records & Recordkeeping

Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal Policy

  • Basic Chemical Classifications
  • Incompatible Chemicals
  • Chemical Stability
  • Shock-Sensitive Chemicals
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Procurement Of Chemicals
  • Spill Prevention
  • Handling & Transportation Of Chemicals
  • Chemical Storage
  • Chemical Waste Basic Procedures
  • Containers
  • Labeling Of Containers
  • Storage Of Waste Chemicals

Day 5

  • Radiation Hazards & Safety
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Health Effects Of Radiation Exposure
  • Non-Ionizing Radiation
  • Laser Hazards & Safety
  • Introduction
  • Non-Beam Laser Hazards
  • Biological Effects Of Laser Beam
  • Laser Hazards Classification
  • Control Measures And Safety Programs
  • Engineering Control
  • Administrative Concerns
  • Training
  • Hazard Communication
  • First Aid & Cpr
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Spill Response Training
  • Respiratory Protection Training
  • Safety Audits
  • Facility Testing & Maintenance
  • General Discussion
  • Wrap-Up And Review
  • Course Summary & Course Evaluation

Post Test

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all potential chemical engineers, chemists, and technicians with some experience of chemical laboratory operations and are involved in basic safety and competent standard of chemical laboratories. This course is also designed for participants who have no prior knowledge of chemical engineering and are not normally involved with chemical products.


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