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Flammables & Explosives in the Laboratory

Flammables and Explosives in the Laboratory discusses the nature of flammable and explosive materials, as well as hazards associated with their use. It also reviews the proper handling procedures and personal protective equipment that should be used when working with these substances. Flammables and explosives are some of the most dangerous materials used in a laboratory. When working with these substances, employees need to know their characteristics, as well as how to prevent accidents and injuries when using them.

Topics covered in this program:

Include definitions of flammables and explosives, conditions that can create hazards, the role of ventilation in preventing problems, transporting flammables and explosives, storage considerations, using compressed gases, emergency planning, disposal, and more.


Electrical Safety in the Laboratory

Electrical Safety in the Laboratory emphasizes the need for safety when using electricity, and discusses how to reduce the potential for accidents involving electrical shock, fire and explosions. Today, laboratories rely on a vast array of electrically powered equipment. To work safely with this equipment, employees need to understand how electricity works, be aware of common electrical hazards and know how to use electricity safely.

Topics covered in this program:
Include how electricity works, common electrical hazards, fuses, circuit breakers and grounding.