Lab Safety / Lab Safety Management Certificate

Chemical Hygiene

Chemical hygiene focuses on the hazards and risks presented by the variety of chemicals used in labs, research, and science. Some of these risks are obvious, and others are hidden. The six chemical hygiene categories covered are flammables/combustibles, corrosives, oxidizers, reactives, asphyxiants, and toxins.

Learning Outcomes:

  • List and describe each of the major hazard categories,
  • Explain the four routes of entry into the body and at least four different target organ toxicities, including an example toxic substance for each organ,
  • Apply the hierarchy of hazard controls to chemical hazards,
  • Give examples of different hazard control approaches,
  • List the purposes of typical lab safety documents,
  • Describe the roles that contribute to safety,
  • List other useful chemical hygiene resources.
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Course content

    • Introduction
    • Chemical Hygiene, People, and the Plan
    • Hazard Categories
    • Hazard Control Measures
    • Quiz