This course covers the basic principles of laboratory safety. Participants will review the applicable requirements from NFPA 30 and NFPA 45 and the principles of fire prevention, fire safety, and the basic use of hand-held fire extinguishers. It discusses the identification and importance of controls and safeguards for laboratory safety to include the hazards involved with use of laboratory materials and equipment. Principles of laboratory design and layout, as well as emergency procedures will be discussed. Hazard Communication, chemical use, fume hood use, and laboratory waste management are also covered.
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