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Laboratory Safety 2: Chemical And Physical Agents

 Laboratory Safety 2: Chemical And Physical Agents (4917-09) The goal of this course is to give the student a basic grasp of what are the key chemical and physical hazards that pertain to laboratory work, to be able to determine the appropriate procedures for safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, emergency procedures and to come away with an understanding of the ergonomic issues in the lab and how to deal with them. Version Date: March 2009

Code 4917-09
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 15
CPS credits: 0.8
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Intensive
Start Date: January 1, April 1 and September 1
Completion: 8 weeks
Delivery: Online via E-Learning Society
Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety 1: Introduction, Overview, General Occupational Hygiene and Biosafety (4916-09)
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize and identify the hazardous materials and processes in the laboratory
  • Assess the hazards of chemical substances
  • Set up and follow safe storage, handling and disposal procedures
  • Recognize and identify hazardous physical agents
  • Determine the safety procedures applicable to physical agents
  • Understand and apply the basic concepts of ergonomics to laboratory work stations
Author/Instructor:  Wayne Wood, ROH, CIH, MSc(A)
Version Date: March 2009