23-24 November 2022
This course is offered virtually by Texas A&M University at Qatar.
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Extension in Qatar presents a 2-day course on Laboratory Safety. This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of safety management in a laboratory.
The first part of the course will raise awareness on the common chemical and physical hazards associated to the work in chemical engineering / chemistry laboratories. The attendees will learn about hazard communication, safe work practices, hierarchy of risk control strategies from inherent safety to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness. The teaching will be supported by several historical case studies, demonstrations and videos.
The second part of the course will teach the attendees write an effective risk assessment for their work in the laboratory through a series of interactive in-class activities where the attendees will have to identify the hazards associated to an experimental set-up, identify the protection and mitigation barriers, evaluate semi quantitatively the risks associated to the setup and propose risk reduction measures.
The workshop will provide the key elements to understand why laboratory safety matters and will help the attendees to affirm or reaffirm their commitment to excellence in safety.
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of safety management in a laboratory.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those who are involved in chemical engineering / chemistry laboratories work (laboratory technician, laboratory managers, laboratory safety coordinator and researchers).