Laboratory Safety Canada
All personnel working with hazardous chemicals in a laboratory setting
This overview course is designed for employees who work in an industrial, clinical, or academic laboratory setting. It will serve to educate the laboratory employee to diverse safety and health concerns related to their job. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines.
Learner objectives include the following: identify general requirements of laboratory safety, recognize the importance of a Chemical Hygiene Plan in your workplace, define the purpose of a Safety Data Sheet, describe safety guidelines specific to laboratory fire and burn hazards, and identify general emergency guidelines to be followed in the laboratory.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health, and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.
Safe Laboratory Work Practices and Regulations
- identify general laboratory safety guidelines, including best practice requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Safety Standard
- identify best practice characteristics of chemical hygiene and safety, including best practice requirements of the OSHA workplace Chemical Hygiene Plan
- identify laboratory safety guidelines
- identify good practices to follow for the prevention of laboratory fire and burn hazards