Who Should Attend
This course is designed for laboratory managers, supervisors, technologists, technicians, health & safety professionals, and laboratory workers with responsibilities for developing and implementing a health and safety program/system in their workplace. This training will be useful for those in the healthcare, research, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.
Upon completion of the course, attendees will have an understanding of the critical components of a good laboratory safety program. Participants will become familiar with the skills necessary to create a “safety culture” and will be better able to deal with obstacles in implementing effective programs. Attendees will also gain insight into a wide range of resources to help with program development and implementation.
This course focuses on creation and implementation of a health and safety program and addresses key topics including measuring OH&S performance and setting up a functional system. Attendees will also be introduced to the concept of the internal responsibility system and discuss how that relates to the new ANSI Z-10-2005 standard (American National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems).
Additionally, the course will address some of the “people aspects” of safety management, including:
- Demonstrating the costs and benefits of safety initiatives
- Encouraging compliance with the program by both new and long-term employees (dealing with perception and personalities)
- Managing change towards a “safety culture”
- Effective health and safety committees
- Collecting and providing information and statistics that matter