This PDS is intended to develop and improve the participant’s knowledge of a comprehensive laboratory safety program. The class is framed around the "life cycle of the lab" -from when the new researcher just arrives, to when they ramp up their research, to the time they leave or retire. Topics include new lab outreach, risk assessment, hazard communication, chemical and hazard management, and lab closeouts. With this approach, the participants will be empowered to develop and maintain a comprehensive lab safety program. The course is a collaborative effort from the Laboratory Safety Community of Practice and is intended for attendees from small colleges to large universities with research enterprises of all types.
- Share best practices for lab safety from a wide variety of perspectives and experiences
- Describe the different aspects of a comprehensive laboratory safety program.
- Distinguish between three phases of the laboratory life cycle
- Identify the unique issues presented in those three phases of the laboratory life cycle