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Maintaining Safety in Laboratory: A Practical Guide
  • 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​

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