OSHA Training and Safety

Safe Handling of Laboratory Glassware

Course by: Danatec Educational Services

SKU: HAZ753900


MARCOM's interactive course on Safe Handling of Laboratory Glassware discusses the nature of various types of glassware, and the problems it can cause... as well as the need for employees to use and maintain laboratory glassware safely. Broken glassware causes more laboratory accidents than any other hazard. Because it is so fragile, glassware can easily fracture if it is bumped, dropped or too much pressure is applied to it. 

Some glassware accidents don't require much more than a band-aid, while others can result in a lot of blood and the need for medical attention. And the threat of contamination from the materials in a broken container can also be a serious problem. Areas covered in the course include inspecting glassware before use, effects of extreme temperatures and pressures, matching glassware to the experiment, working with glass tubing, using personal protective equipment, storage and handling, washing and clean-up, and more. Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today.  

The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood... and retained. These courses can be installed and run on any SCORM conformant learning management system (LMS).

Course Outline

This course discusses how to work safely with laboratory glassware. Upon completing the course, employees should:   - Understand what safety precautions should be used when working with laboratory glassware.   - Know how to cut and use glass tubing safely.   - Recognize what safety precautions should be taken when using glassware with vacuum operations.   - Know how to prevent glassware-related accidents.   - Know how to clean up broken glassware safely.

Course Details
30 minutes
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