Maintaining Safety in Laboratory: A Practical Guide
This eLearning module explores the health and safety hazards in a pharmaceutical laboratory. It delves into procedures and systems that ensure a safe working experience, and procedures to avoid hazardous exposure.
Use of safety measures
GLP to minimize hazards, exposure, contamination, and workplace accidents
Health and safety hazards in a laboratory
Engineering and administrative controls including personal protective equipment (gloves, glasses shoes, apron, and respirators).
Equipment safety measures (gas cylinders, cryogenics, electricals, centrifuges, glassware etc.)
Proper storage, labeling and disposal of hazardous substances in a laboratory
Safe personnel behavior
Access to emergency eyewash, shower, fire extinguisher, spill kit, and fire alarm.
Why it matters
Exposure to hazardous chemicals can result in acute or chronic health effects. Lack of training and unsafe workplace practices have led to major laboratory accidents, some of them fatal. Awareness of risks in different situations and understanding emergency response procedures minimizes the risks from adverse incidents. Laboratory safety training is key to reducing accidents and injuries at the workplace. Properly trained and experienced lab personnel can effectively control laboratory risks
Who is it for
This module is relevant to all employees in an organization that work with chemicals, infectious biologicals, radiation or other workplace hazards