Safe Laboratory Work with Nanomaterials

Location: 
IOM Edinburgh
Duration: 
1 Day
Date: 
10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019
Time: 
09:00 - 17:30

£295 + VAT

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OVERVIEW

Nanomaterials are chemical substances or materials that are manufactured and used at a very small scale. Nanomaterials are developed to exhibit novel characteristics compared to the same material without nanoscale features, such as increased strength, chemical reactivity or conductivity.

This training aims to provide staff and safety and health experts of research labs  at  universities  and  R&D  facilities  with  a  basic  understanding  of approaches  towards  safe  and  healthy  working  in  labs  where  nanomaterials are used or produced. This training will target two key populations:

The researchers and other staff working in laboratories with nanomaterials need to understand the protection needs, what technical and organisational measures this implies, and how to locate and correctly wear PPE. In addition, they need practical guidance on how to specifically do their daily lab routines in a safe and health way.

The Safety and Health experts (EHS Experts) who need to carry out risk assessments and provide EHS support to researchers working with nanomaterials. They have to understand the protection needs and how this can be implemented including practical tips on how to organise the necessary technical, organisational measures and how to make sure the staff has access to the appropriate PPE. In addition they need to understand

OBJECTIVES

  • Understand why nanomaterials can pose a health risk through exposure
  • Understand that hazard is a function of particle characteristics
  • Describe how the potential for exposure is determined by material, matrix, activities and quantities
  • Learn how lab safety rules help control risk
  • Understand how to define the right set of protective measures with control banding

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Staff working with nanomaterials, including in industry, manufacturing, universities and research organisations in a laboratory setting. Professionals with responsibilities for health and safety of nanomaterials and other novel materials.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Theoretical Training
  • Measuring nanoparticle release and exposure
  • Practical: Fit-test equipment, other personal protective equipment
  • Practical demonstration: Measuring nanoparticle release and exposure
  • Practical: Taking off nano3 lab safety equipment
  • Group Work; Simulated Exposure scenario
  • Multiple Choice Questions Assessment

CERTIFICATION

Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance on completion.

COST

The price is £295.00 + VAT per person. 

This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending.

Location: 
IOM Edinburgh
Duration: 
1 Day
Date: 
10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019
Time: 
09:00 - 17:30

£295 + VAT

Book Now
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