1) Are there any hazards associated with the materials being used?
2) What is the anticipated behavior and/or outcome of the activity?
3) What safety equipment should be used based upon the hazards of the materials and the anticipated behavior and/or outcome of the activity?
4) What are the potential bad outcomes from the activity if something goes wrong?
Let me know if you would like more information on the section of the book -
I have the opportunity next month to do a lab safety training for a group of undergrad students who are involved in a variety of kinds of laboratory research. Of the 3 hours I have, I hope to include 20 to 30 minutes to do a sample lab safety risk assessment for a simple chemical-oriented procedure they may have some experience with, either in the research or classroom environment. I wonder if anyone has specific suggestions for procedures that work well in this context as a risk assessment exercise. I'd like to have it complicated enough to have some unexpected results (e.g. gloves aren't need in step 3-5, but are in 1 and 2) while being able to cover it in 30 minutes or less.
Thanks for any suggestions about this.
Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
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