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					    Safety in laboratories
                                 Phillip Crisp
        School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial
                        Chemistry
              Wednesday 7th March & Wednesday 14th March, 2001

                         Kensington Room, Squarehouse
                          University of New South Wales

Day 1

8.30-     Registration
9.00       tea/coffee
9.00-     Introduction
9.15       welcome
           structure of presentations
9.15-     General laboratory safety
10.15      safe practices                              • video on safety (20 min)
           safety with equipment                       • responsibility
10.15-    How to avoid an “accident”
11.15      factors underlying accidents                • examples of “accidents”
           how chemicals cause injury                  • layers of defense
           toxicity and hazard                         • how to spot dangers
11.15-    MORNING TEA
11.30
11.30-    Relative dangers of chemicals
1.00       explosive chemicals                         • toxic chemicals
           corrosive chemicals                         • carcinogenic chemicals
           lung-damaging chemicals                     • teratogenic chemicals
1.00-     LUNCH
2.00
2.00-     Safety practices for classes of equipment
3.00         gas cylinders                             •   inserting glass tubing into fittings
             vacuum equipment                          •   cutting equipment
             equipment containing mercury              •   lifting
             cryogenic materials                       •   computers
3.00-     Use and storage of dangerous goods
3.45       safe storage of chemicals in laboratories   • Classes of Dangerous Goods
           Australian standards                        • legal storage requirements
3.45-     AFTERNOON TEA
4.00
4.00-     Legal obligations
5.00       Common Law                                  • occupational health and safety laws
           Dangerous Goods Act                         • institutional by-laws
 Hazardous Substances Regulations      • criminal negligence
 OHS Act 2000 & OHS Regulations 2001   • what happens in practice
Day 2

9.00-    Disposal of hazardous wastes:
10.30    the regulations and guidelines
          EPA requirements                            • disposal methods
          Institutional guidelines                    • dealing with spills
          practical problems                          • examples of safe disposal
10.30-   Electrical safety
11.00     single & three phase                        • safe and unsafe situations
          earthing                                    • wiring basics
          current balance switching                   • how to spot dangers
11.00-   MORNING TEA
11.15
11.15-   Risk analysis
1.00        types of risk analysis                    •   experimental risk assessment
            chemical risks                            •   workplace safety audit
            physical risks                            •   standard risk-analysis form
            paperwork                                 •   examples of risk analyses
1.00-    LUNCH
2.00
2.00-    Fire safety and emergency procedures
3.00        chemical fires                            •   types of fire estinguishers
            chemical spills                           •   use of fire extinguishers
            emergency procedures for chemicals        •   emergency evacuation
            videos on fire fighting                   •   videos on emergency evauation
3.00-    Ergonomics and lifting
3.45      computer use                                • safe and unsafe situations
          lifting and carrying                        • ergonomic assessment
3.45-    AFTERNOON TEA
4.00
4.00-    Recent “accidents” in laboratories
5.00      “accidents” in CEIC                         • operations most “accident” prone
          “accidents” at other Institutions           • learning from “accidents”
          people most “accident” prone                • discussion of “accident” prevention



Cost

Faculty of Engineering:                           Other Faculties:
FREE                                              $100 per person for the two days

including full notes and morning & afternoon tea each day.


Bookings       LIMIT OF 80 PEOPLE
Please contact Phillip Crisp
       email: p.crisp@unsw.edu.au
       phone: 9385 4447
       fax:     9385 5966

				
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