Lab Safety / Risk

Life Safety

Instructor: Jonathan Klane

Are you prepared to face the unexpected? In our interconnected world, one risk stands out above all: fire. The ability to navigate life safety protocols isn't just about compliance—it's about ensuring everyone emerges unscathed. Welcome to Life Safety, your comprehensive guide to understanding, implementing, and championing life safety measures in any setting.

What is this course about?

Life safety isn't solely about fires; it encompasses a myriad of crucial elements including exits, maximum allowable quantities, building codes, and human factors. Led by industry expert Jonathan Klane, this course dives deep into the core principles and practical applications of life safety, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to safeguard lives in any scenario.

What are the benefits of this course?

  • Understanding Life Safety Codes: Gain insight into the foundational principles of life safety codes and regulations, empowering you to navigate complex safety protocols with confidence.

  • Enhanced Risk Assessment: Learn to advocate for improved risk assessment practices, ensuring consistency and effectiveness in identifying and mitigating potential hazards.

  • Human Factors in Fire Management: Explore the critical role of human behavior in fire incidents, enabling you to proactively address psychological and physiological factors for better safety outcomes.

  • Impact of Maximum Allowable Quantities: Understand how maximum allowable quantities can influence the safety of entire laboratory floors, and learn strategies to manage chemical hazards effectively.

  • Building Occupancy Classifications: Identify key building occupancy classifications and their implications for laboratory construction and usage, optimizing safety protocols for specific environments.

  • Critical Role of Exits: Appreciate the significance of exits in life safety procedures, and learn how to design and maintain effective egress systems to ensure swift evacuation.

  • Engineering Controls for Safety: Discover the value of engineering controls in mitigating risks and enhancing productivity, and gain insights into space optimization strategies for improved safety outcomes.

  • Decision-Making Authority: Identify stakeholders responsible for life safety decisions, empowering you to navigate organizational hierarchies and advocate for safety measures effectively.

 What are the learning outcomes of this course?

  • Explain the basis of life safety codes,

  • Defend the need for improved and consistent risk assessment throughout a process or experiment, including any changes to it,

  • Describe at least three human factors involved with fires,

  • Explain how maximum allowable quantities can impact an entire floor of labs,

  • List several building occupancy classifications and state how it impacts lab construction and use,

  • Describe how exits play a critical role in life safety,

  • Defend the value of several engineering controls for safety/risk, as well as increased productivity of space,

  • Identify who typically has final say over life safety decisions.

Join us and embark on a journey towards ensuring the safety and well-being of all individuals in any environment.

Don't wait for emergencies to strike—equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to protect lives. Enroll in Life Safety today!

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Course content

    • Introduction
    • Life Safety, Building, and the People
    • Fire, Human Factors, and Prevention
    • Hazard Types
    • Hazard Control Measures
    • Quiz