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E-549 - Safety in Laboratory

  • Technicians with responsibilities in various laboratories (control, R&D, application), pilot plant technicians, security guards
  • To improve awareness regarding risks in laboratories and pilot plants and develop the right skills to mitigate those risks
Learning Objectives
  • To assess the risks linked to products, testing material and industrial environment
  • To mitigate risks by adopting appropriate prevention policies
  • To become fully involved in safety matters
  • To adopt the best industry practices

Risks related to products 1.25 days
  • Inflammability
  • Explosive atmospheres (ATEX): flammable gases, oxidizers, ignition sources
  • Preventions and precautions against ignition hazards: electrical equipment approved for explosive atmospheres classified areas, grounding, venting, inerting
  • Detection equipment (explosimeters portable and stationary, analysis) and extinction
  • Dangerous chemical reactions
  • Incompatibility between products, decomposition and thermal runaway, precautions during storage, use and disposal
  • Hazards behavior of fluids
  • Pressure in capacity, thermal expansion, vaporization, put under vacuum, icing
  • Operating precautions: filling limits…
Hazards to humans 0.5 day
  • Chemical risks
  • Hazard Identification: harmful, toxic, corrosive, carcinogenic, teratogenic, inert gas, thermal burns
  • Main forms of intoxication, entry into the body and metabolism
  • Prevention, collective and individual protection
  • Radiative risks
  • Non-ionizing radiation and ionizing units used effects on the body - Precautions for the use of laboratory analysis equipment
  • Electrical hazards
  • Effects and severity of electrotraumatisme - Action to be taken in case of accident - Logging
  • 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
Hazard materials 0.5 day
  • Operating limits of the equipment: pressure, temperature, corrosion, regulations, and precautions during installation and use - Protective equipment of pressure vessels
  • Utilities networks: check valves, hoses, identification, isolation, flow restrictor
  • Small equipment: glassware, hand tools, rotary tools
  • Materials for XRF analysis, chromatography, NMR, size, laser…
  • Machines implemented finished products and equipment testing application
Design and development laboratory management products 1 day
  • Laboratory: classification, ventilation, bench, fume…
  • Specific local: shop, gas storage, chiller, vacuum unit, laundry…
  • Product management: storage, labeling, marking, book products, expired products
  • Segregation and disposal of waste recycling, neutralization, sewers, landfills…
Individual behavior 0.25 day
  • Behavior in the business: risk behavior, exemplary
  • Prevention of unsafe acts: observation techniques, communication, reaction to unsafe acts
  • Daily risk management: risk prevention, risks associated with laboratory work
Behavior health and safety 0.5 day
  • Personal hygiene - Medical supervision
  • Personal responsibility
  • Analysis and compliance procedures - Individual behavior - Danger habits
  • Available tools
  • Procedures - Analysis tasks - Procedures - MSDS
  • Service documentation and toxicology - Security service - HSC - Audits
  • Newsletter, reporting of accidents…