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December 21, 2011

Updated Laboratory Safety Titles

The 12-course Laboratory Safety series, produced by The Marcom Group, has been updated with new video produced in 2010.  All 12 courses provide information on safe work practices specific to the laboratory work environment.
Orientation to Laboratory Safety provides lab workers with an introduction to safety topics such as: personal protective equipment, basic safety procedures, working with lab hoods, storing and labeling materials, clean-up, disposal of materials, and dealing with emergencies.
Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory demonstrates how to safely work with compressed gas. The course details compression and its effects, cylinder storage, handling and installation, regulators and relief devices, and how to deal with leak emergencies.
Laboratory Ergonomics illustrates how to apply ergonomic principles to reduce unnecessary strain on your body. The laboratory setting presents unique working conditions to consider when customizing your work area. The course presents information on neutral body positions, injury prevention, eye strain, back & neck strain and proper lifting techniques.
OSHA Formaldehyde Standard details how laboratory employees must work with Formaldehyde in order to prevent over-exposure and comply with OSHA regulations. The course explains how Formaldehyde affects your health, monitoring for Formaldehyde, labeling containers, personal protective equipment, cleaning up Formaldehyde, and first aid practices.
Familiarize workers with the work practices for using this equipment to safely deal with chemicals with the VOD,  Laboratory Hoods. Topics this course covers includes: chemical exhaust hoods, testing laboratory hoods, working with laboratory hoods, specialized lab hoods, and preparing for emergencies.
Preventing Contamination outlines the safety precautions laboratory employees must keep in mind in order to avoid chemical contamination. The video discusses protective equipment & controls, safe work practices, taking precautions against contamination, and protecting materials & equipment.
Planning for Laboratory Emergencies stresses the importance of knowing the safest actions to take when mishaps occur in the lab. The video presents how to utilize an emergency plan, what to do during fire emergencies, chemical spill response, and how to use safety showers and eye wash stations.
Safe Handling of Laboratory Glassware provides specific instructions how avoiding the hazards of working with glass containers and instruments. Topics include: general safety practices, handling glassware, cutting & bending glass tubing, glassware & vacuum operations, preventing accidents, and cleaning up accidents.
Flammables and Explosives in the Laboratory teaches workers to reduce hazards when working with flammable and explosive materials. Lessons cover flammables, gas cylinders & explosives, ventilation & storage, work practices & waste disposal, and cleaning up spills & evacuation.
Electrical Safety in the Laboratory teaches workers to understand how to control electricity in the laboratory setting. The video demonstrates how electricity works, as well as the safe work practices to avoid electrical emergencies. Lab workers learn about grounding, equipment & flammables, and what to do during emergencies.
Using ANSI Material Safety Data Sheets in the Laboratory helps workers understand how to gather information about the hazardous materials or chemicals they work with everyday. This video explains the information found on a MSDS, including general information, hazardous ingredients, physical data, re-activity & safety measures, accidents & first aid, and storage & shipping.
Finally, Safety Showers and Eye Washes in the Laboratory models for employees the ways to properly use, maintain, and assist others with safety showers and eye wash stations. The information presented in this video is critical to master before an emergency should occur.
Present these important safety training topics to everyone working in your laboratory with our Video On Demand training videos. The Video On Demand is perfect for a classroom setting, as the videos can be presented in full-screen on a HDTV or through a projector.

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