Broken glassware causes more laboratory accidents than any other hazard. Because it is so fragile, glassware can easily fracture if it is bumped, dropped or too much pressure is applied to it. Some glassware accidents don’t require much more than a band-aid, while others can result in a lot of blood and the need for medical attention. Broken glassware in the laboratory also brings with it the real threat of contamination from the materials housed in the container.
This training course on the safe handling of laboratory glassware helps your employees understand the nature and problems of various types of common glassware, as well as the correct procedures for working with glassware safely.
Safe Handling of Glassware in the Lab Training Course Topic Overview
- Inspecting glassware before use.
- Effects of extreme temperatures and pressures.
- Matching glassware to the experiment.
- Working with glass tubing.
- Using personal protective equipment.
- Storage and handling.
- Washing and cleanup.
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials to run a successful training class with little to no prep time, including:
- Safe Handling of Glassware in the Lab Training Video developed by industry experts
- Safe Handling of Glassware in the Lab training leader’s guide
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
After completing this coursework, your employees will understand the risks and hazards associated with fragile laboratory glassware and how to protect themselves from injury.
Who should take this course?
Employees, supervisors, and managers who work in or around a laboratory setting. This training is suitable for new hire orientation, refresher training, or to train the trainer.
This program is available in English or Spanish. The DVD is available individually or as part of NSC’s 12-program Laboratory Safety Series.