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E-643 - HSE in Laboratory

4 days HSE/SAFELABGB
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Technicians with responsibilities in various laboratories (control, R&D, application), pilot plant technicians, security guards.
Purpose
  • This course aims to improve awareness regarding risks in laboratories and pilot plants and develop the right skills to mitigate those risks.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • assess the risks linked to products, testing material and industrial environment,
  • mitigate risks in laboratory activities by adopting appropriate prevention policies.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.

RISKS RELATED TO PRODUCTS 1.25 days
  • Flammability:
  • Explosive atmospheres: flammable gases, oxidizers, ignition sources.
  • Prevention against ignition hazards: electrical equipment suitable for classified areas, grounding, venting, inerting.
  • Gas Detection equipment.
  • Dangerous chemical reactions:
  • Incompatibility between products, decomposition and thermal runaway, precautions during storage, use and disposal.
  • Hazards associated to fluid behavior:
  • Pressurized equipment, thermal expansion, vaporization, vacuum risks, icing.
HAZARDS TO HUMANS 0.5 day
  • Chemical risks:
  • Hazard Identification: harmful, toxic, corrosive, carcinogenic, teratogenic, inert gas, thermal contacts.
  • Main forms of intoxication, routes of ingress and metabolism.
  • Prevention, collective and individual protection.
  • Radiation risks:
  • Non-ionizing and ionizing radiation: units, health effects. Precautions for the use of laboratory analysis equipment.
  • Electrical hazards:
  • Effects and severity of electrical contacts. Actions to be taken in case of accident. Electrical isolations.
  • Hearing risks:
  • Area of audibility, thresholds of pain sensation, effects and dangers of noise on the body.
  • Measuring the level of exposure, individual and collective protection.
EQUIPMENT HAZARDS 0.5 day
  • Equipment operating limits: pressure, temperature, corrosion, regulations. Precautions during installation and use.
  • Protective equipment of pressure vessels.
  • Utilities network: check valves, hoses, identification, isolation, flow restrictor.
  • Small equipment: glassware, hand and mechanical tools.
  • Materials for X ray inspection, chromatography, NMR, grain size, laser, …
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT OF LABORATORIES - PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT 1 day
  • Laboratory: classification, ventilation, bench, fume, …
  • Specific areas: warehouse, gas bottles storage, chiller, vacuum unit, sink.
  • Product management: storage, labeling, tags, products notebook, expired products.
  • Segregation and disposal of waste: recycling, neutralization, sewers, landfills, …
HUMAN FACTORS 0.25 day
  • Behavior in the business: risk behavior, exemplarity.
  • Prevention of unsafe acts: observation techniques, communication, reaction to unsafe acts.
  • Risk awareness: risk prevention, risks associated with laboratory work.
HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS 0.5 day
  • Personal hygiene. Medical fitness.
  • Personal responsibility.
  • Analysis and compliance of procedures. Individual behavior.
  • Available tools:
  • Procedures. Analysis tasks. Procedures. SDS.
  • Documentation database. HSE department. Health & Safety Commitee. Audits.
  • Newsletter, reporting of accidents, …