About The Course
Laboratory environments can be a place of high physical risk. By the nature of the materials they are dealing with, laboratories can expose workers to numerous hazards whether they are chemical, biological, physical or radioactive. Breaches in safety protocols can lead to life threatening exposure to deadly toxins, diseases or chemicals.
Lab work also involves frequent repetitive physical processes, often with equipment that allows only restrictive movement like fume hoods, microscope and bench work. When not properly monitored these can lead to muscular, joint, postural and visual problems.
To fully protect your lab staff from all types of hazards, it is essential that proper processes and policies are adhered to, and good safety training is provided.
Aims of the course
Developed with Health & Safety Professionals, this Laboratory Safety and Ergonomics e-learning course is designed to help people working within a Laboratory environment to understand the risks and hazards typically associated with lab work. It will also show employees, through demonstrating good ergonomics practice and principals, how best to protect themselves from the common problems associated with bad posture and repetitive actions.
By the end of this course learners will:
- Understand their responsibilities for safety in a laboratory
- Be able to identify the common hazards of lab work
- Understand risk assessments and procedures
- Manage waste safely
- Understand basic good ergonomic principals of laboratory work
Who is it for?
Any person who works within a laboratory environment on a regular or infrequent basis, or manages staff that do, would benefit from this e-learning course.
Safe working, legislation, risk assessment.
2. GENERAL HAZARDS
What the general hazards are, general tidiness, first aid, protecting your health, when in doubt.
3. CHEMICAL HAZARDS
Chemical materials, COSHH, how toxic materials enter the body.
4. CONTROLING HAZARDS
Control measures, protecting yourself, laboratory hygiene.
5. MANAGING WASTE
Proper waste disposal, waste materials.
6. LABORATORY ERGONOMICS
Musculoskeletal disorders, workplace environments and activities.
A short assessment comprising of a series of questions to test your knowledge and understanding of the course.