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Reviewing the Processes to Assess Laboratory Risks in Terms of Both Health and Safety - By Compliance Global Inc

This webinar focuses on the harm that may be caused in laboratories, as well as how people (and organizations) can be protected from that harm by the appropriate use of Control Measures arrived at through the process of Risk Assessment.

New Hyde Park, NY, April 23, 2015 --( Overview

There is often an assumption that laboratory people know about lab safety. While there is some truth in this, there is still much that can be learned by reviewing and thinking through the processes and the variations that comprise laboratory safety.

This Intermediate level webinar covers many aspects of laboratory safety and will help the delegates to assess their own laboratory risks in terms of both Health and Safety.

Aspects that will be considered in this Webinar include:
• Fire
• Breakage of glassware
• Sharps
• Spillages
• Pressure equipment & gas cylinders
• Extremes of heat & cold
• Chemical disposal
• Some reactive chemistry issues, including “scale up”
• Healthcare hazards
• Laboratory equipment

Why Should You Attend

This Webinar is for delegates who wish to develop an understanding of the risks associated with work in the laboratory environment and the routes to manage these risks.

The approach will be cover Laboratory Risk in general, but with consideration of some specific examples to demonstrate the points being made. The webinar will help delegates to meet their duty under Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Health Act of 1970 that requires employees to “furnish to each of employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”

This webinar is relevant to the general laboratory environment, including: Chemical Laboratories, Research Laboratories, Development Laboratories, Analytical Laboratories, healthcare laboratories, etc.

If you are concerned that you are not fully aware of the hazards that laboratory work presents or if you need information on how these hazards can be controlled, then this webinar is exactly what you need to help you. This includes, but is not limited to, chemical hazards. There will be a discussion on a range of other relevant hazards and on the control measures to be employed to avoid or control these hazards.

This webinar aims to guide you to the information you need to help you identify and manage the risks in the laboratory environment. The approach is based on the principles of risk assessment, but with the focus being on protecting workers by the use of proportionate controls.

Areas Covered in the Session

Laboratory safety need not be complicated, but it must be realised that laboratories can be dangerous places, with a vast array of potential hazards available to cause harm. This webinar focuses on the harm that may be caused, as well as how people (and organizations) can be protected from that harm by the appropriate use of Control Measures arrived at through the process of Risk Assessment. Typical hazards that will be mentioned include:

• Fire
• Breakage of glassware
• Sharps
• Spillages
• Pressure equipment & gas cylinders
• Extremes of heat & cold
• Chemical hazards
• Some reactive chemistry issues hazards
• Biological hazards
• Laboratory equipment

Consideration will not only be given to the hazards, but also to some of the associated control measures and to the important role of having a meaningful Laboratory Good Practice Guide in place

Fire Safety will consider the storage of substances, the use of hot equipment, naked flames, etc. as well as touching on the general fire safety arrangements of the premises.

Consideration will be giving to the safe use of glassware, dealing with broken and potentially contaminated glassware and other sharps. The use of pressurized gas cylinders will be discussed, as well as consideration of where these should be located, moving and handling of these cylinders. The issues of chemical and biological hazards will be discussed, including storage arrangements, labelling, dealing with spillages, etc. There will be a mention of simple aspects of biological laboratory safety. The hazards associated with radiation and with strong magnetic fields will be mentioned. The use of naked flames (such as Bunsen burners), hot surfaces and heat from exothermic reaction will be covered along with the use of very cold media, including cryogenic liquids

Learning Objectives

• An understanding of the hazards associated with laboratory work
• An understanding of the Control Measures that can be put in place to avoid and reduce the risks associated with laboratory work

Who Will Benefit

• Research and Development Managers
• Laboratory Managers
• Laboratory Technicians
• Research Workers
• Chemists
• Test House Workers
• Product Development Operatives
• Healthcare Workers
• Chemical Hygiene Officers
• Technical Professionals
• Health and Safety Professionals
• Managers

About Compliance Global Inc:
Compliance Global Inc; is a training (webinar) organization based in New Hyde Park, New York, providing world-class compliance trainings and online webinars by leveraging a pool of experienced speakers / consultants in the Pharmaceutical, Bio-Technology, Medical Devices, Clinical Compliance, FDA Compliance, Healthcare, BFSI, Life Science & HR streams for improving the knowledge base of the customers. Our trainings are contemporary, simple and cost-effective with easy access and great delivery experience. Compliance Global is a multifaceted entity, an absolute knowledge repository.

Our varied industry expertise ranges across Life Science (Pharmaceutical, Bio-Technology, Medical Devices, Clinical Compliance, FDA Compliance), Healthcare, HR Compliance, BFSI, Food & Dietary Supplements, Insurance, Accounting & Taxation and other Cross Industry streams.
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Compliance Global Inc
Roger Davis
Toll Free: +1-844-746-4244
Tel: +1-516-900-5515

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