Resource Review: Laboratory Chemical Safety Training

This is an interactive training course which covers the hazards of chemicals in the workplace, including information on hazard classes and exposure limits. Signs and symptoms of chemical exposure, methods and observations to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical and measures to protect against these hazards, including appropriate work practices, emergency procedures and personal protective equipment are all covered in this class.

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Resource Details


Yale University



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Program Design Elements

  Yes No Unavailable or N/A
Clear, consistent screen design
User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
Module map/table of contents
Exit option with bookmark feature

Content Elements

  Yes No Unavailable or N/A
Contains accurate information
Relevant and accurate graphics
Relevant job-like examples or other
Definitions for technical terms
Logical sequence
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The following topical areas are included:

  • Protocol Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Chemical Health hazards
  • Toxicology
  • Exposure concerns
  • Symptoms of Exposure
  • Exposure Assessment and Warnings
  • Medical Consultation
  • Physical hazards of chemical
  • Safety data sheets and labeling
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Use of Respirators
  • Use of Chemical fume hood
  • Chemical storage
  • Transporting chemicals
  • Disposing of chemical waste
  • Laboratory waste disposal
  • Disposal decision tool review
  • General safety practices
  • SOPs for high risk practices
  • Chemical purchases
  • Chemical inventories
  • Chemical shipping & Synthesis of new chemicals
  • Chemical contamination
  • Spill response
  • OSHA Standards


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