On-Demand ACS Essentials of Lab Safety for General Chemistry
A comprehensive 90-minute course for those of you embarking on an introductory or general chemistry lab sequence or wanting to brush up on basic laboratory safety.
About the Instructor(s)
Developed by the American Chemical Society with the help of leading experts in the subjects of laboratory safety and undergraduate chemistry instruction.
Subject Matter Experts
PhD, Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
PhD, Professor, University of California Los Angeles
PhD, Professor, Gannon University
PhD, Professor, Texas Tech University
PhD, Research Project Manager, UC Center for Lab Safety
PhD, Executive Director of Research Safety, Northwestern University
About the Course
A comprehensive 90-minute course for those of you embarking on an introductory or general chemistry lab sequence or wanting to brush up on basic laboratory safety. Includes 6 self-paced modules designed to expose you to the concepts of risk assessment, good laboratory practices, and personal responsibility for safety along with foundational concepts in chemical safety before performing experiments in the laboratory. Using the RAMP framework, an acronym for the foundational four principles of lab safety (recognize, assess, minimize, prepare), the course offers an engaging learning experience to prepare you to work safely as you enter the lab environment.
What You Will Learn
- Identify your role in maintaining a positive safety culture
- Recognize common laboratory hazards using observation, GHS pictograms, labeling, and safety data sheets
- Assess and minimize the risks of those hazards using best practices
- Prepare for and respond to common unplanned events and emergencies
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for those of you who are preparing to enter a laboratory environment for the first time or who need a refresher after a long time away from one! This includes those of you who are majoring in chemistry, food science, pre-med, nursing, chemical engineering, and anyone else interested in being introduced to the basics of laboratory safety from a risk-based perspective.
- Academic Success and Safety
- RAMP Framework
- Communication Matters
- Best Practices to Minimize Risks
- Prepare for Emergencies: Spills, Cuts, Burns, and Fires
- A Day in the Lab
This course is most effective when it is adopted at the class- or university-level and deployed via your organization's learning management system.
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