From: Wayne Wood <wayne.wood**At_Symbol_Here**MCGILL.CA>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Hands on training module?
Date: January 31, 2012 3:27:31 PM EST
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This is a terrific idea, Ralph. I have never seen a training lab in a university before but I did some work for a pharmaceutical company who had such a lab for training. It was run by their QC department but the training sessions had a major safety components including: the operation of the fume hood, same for a BSC, plus they also had storage cabinets (for flammables, acids, etc) and a collection of (empty) reagent bottles that trainees were asked to place in the correct compartment.


Wayne Wood | Associate Director, University Safety (EHS) - Directeur Adjoint, Direction de la pre´vention (SSE), Services universitaires | McGill University | 3610 McTavish Street, 4th floor | Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1Y2 | Tel: (514) 398-2391 | Fax: (514) 398-8047

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Ralph B Stuart
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:04 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Hands on training module?

We have a laboratory space with a fume hood and a biosafety cabinet available for use as a hands-on safety training location for lab workers. We are in the process of developing a training syllabus for a 2 hour training module that addresses both biosafety and chemical safety issues at a basic level (proper use of ventilation equipment, selection of PPE, spill clean-up, etc.).

The question came up as to whether other schools have developed similar training sessions and what they might be including in this setting. If anyone has developed such a program and is willing to share lessons learned from this experience, we'd appreciate any words of wisdom you have.

Thanks for your help with this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Laboratory Ventilation Specialist
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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