Introduction to lab safety for chemists - COSHH Risk Assessments
The aim of this course is to enable academics, research staff, postgraduate students, technicians and laboratory managers to recognise and assess the risks in a chemistry laboratory.
OBJECTIVES : ON RETURNING TO THE WORK PLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Understand the principles of activity based Risk Assessments
- Identify the requirements of the COSHH Regulations
- Recognise the presence of hazardous substances [hazard marking]
- Understand the nature of exposure to hazardous substances
- Be able to apply the hierarchy of control measures
- Know what is required for selection of appropriate personal protective equipment [PPE]
- Introduction to the COSHH Regulations (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
- Definition of hazardous substances and routes of entry into the body
- Hazard identification: the use of Material Safety Data Sheets, hazard labels and other sources of information to identify hazards
- Applying the hierarchy of control measures to laboratory hazards
- A risk assessment group exercise to provide practice in completing assessments.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Staff who carry out COSHH assessments. New Health & Safety Co-ordinators and new research project leaders in laboratory-based Schools; any of these who have not attended a similar session in the last 5 years would benefit from refresher training.
It is advisable to attend - Laboratory awareness: an introduction to safety in research - prior to this course.
COURSE DATE & TIME:
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 12
COURSE TUTOR: Health and Safety Services