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Webinar on Laboratory Safety - Covering Issues such as Compressed Gases, Cryogenic Materials and Gla

Start Date:
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016 11:00am
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, Physical Medicine, Headache / Migraine, Health & Nutrition

Overview: Laboratories can be dangerous places, with a vast array of potential hazards available to cause harm. This webinar considers harm 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:FireBreakage of glasswareSharpsSpillagesPressure equipment & gas cylindersExtremes of heat & coldChemical hazardsBiological hazardsRadiationEtcIn this webinar we will consider not only the hazards, but also some of the associated control measures and also the important role of having a meaningful Laboratory Good Practice Guide.

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.

Why should you attend: Delegates should attend this Webinar if they wish to develop an understanding of the risks associated with 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 Labs, Testing and Analytical Labs, 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:General information about laboratory hazardsBrief guide to Risk AssessmentFireGlassware and SharpsChemicalsSpillagesBiological hazardsTemperature extremes (hot surfaces, cryogenic materials)Radiation, Magnetic FieldsLaboratory Good Practice Guide Who Will Benefit:Research and Development ManagersLaboratory ManagersLaboratory TechniciansResearch WorkersChemistsTest House WorkersProduct Development OperativesHealthcare WorkersChemical Hygiene OfficerSpeaker Profile Michael Ellerby LLB (Hons) BSc (Hons) CMIOSH MIIRSM MIFSM CChem MRSC CSci As well as being a Chartered Safety Professional and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Mike is a Chartered Chemist and Scientist.

As well as a degree in Chemistry, he also holds a degree in law. Mike runs his own Health and Safety Consultancy and has also acted as Competent Person (Head of Safety Services Department) for the University of Sheffield, England. Mike is a CIEH Certified Trainer who has written and delivered various training courses. He has acted as a technical author, consultant editor and reviewer of a wide range of safety publications for Companies such as Croner and Wolters Kluwer.

Recent and current clients include: Brush Traction (Wabtech), The Garden Centre Group (previously known as Wyevale Garden Centres),The Sweett Group, and the British Library. He has worked previously as a Technical Manager, Production Manager and Safety Officer for a multi-national industrial company and has been a health and safety consultant for many years (including working for one of the largest consultancies in the United Kingdom).

He is now the Director of a health and safety consultancy, which is involved with a diverse range of clients (e.g. manufacturing, catering, logistics, care services, publishing, leisure, etc).Price : $139.00 Contact Info:MentorHealthPhone No: 1-800-385-1607FaX: 302-288-6884 support@mentorhealth.comEvent Link: Follow usTwitter Follow us Facebook Like us


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MentorHealth is a comprehensive training source for healthcare professionals. Our trainings are high on value, but not on cost. MentorHealth is the right training solution for healthcare professionals. With MentorHealth, healthcare professionals can make use of the best benefits relating to their professional training. • They can get the benefit of advice from experts in the field. • Healthcare professionals will have the flexibility of viewing recorded webinars at their convenience.• MentorHealth offers online interactive participation. Using this, healthcare professionals, no matter which part of the world they are based in, will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with some of the most accomplished experts in the healthcare Industry.

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