Personal Safety for Lab Technicians

SKU: LTPES00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course covers the nature of various laboratory hazards and the precautions and safety procedures technicians must practice to protect themselves while working in the laboratory environment. Specifically, this course looks at the hazards presented by chemicals, equipment, and microorganisms. Protective clothing and equipment as well as safe work procedures for preventing exposure and contamination are described. Practical information on detecting and treating chemical exposures and properly dealing with emergencies is also given. Housekeeping responsibilities and personal hygiene are presented as ways of promoting personal safety.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Describe chemical hazards that may be found in a laboratory.
  • Describe equipment hazards that may be found in a laboratory.
  • Describe microbiological hazards that may be found in a laboratory.
  • Describe how various types of protective clothing and equipment can protect lab workers from exposure and help prevent contamination.
  • Describe some ways that chemical exposures can occur.
  • Describe how chemical exposures can be detected.
  • Describe basic treatment for chemical exposures.
  • Describe equipment that is typically available in a lab for responding to emergencies.
  • Describe the purpose and content of typical lab emergency procedures.
  • Describe information that is typically covered in lab safety training.
  • Describe some examples of housekeeping rules that are necessary to maintain personal safety.
  • Describe some examples of good personal hygiene that can reduce the chances of chemical contamination and exposure.
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