Practicing Laboratory Safety in the Workplace


Instructor: Joy McElroy
Product ID: 704255

  • Duration: 90 Min
In this training program, attendees will gain an understanding of general laboratory safety and common lab operation procedures. The course will also instruct on what PPE to provide such as safety goggles, aprons, gloves, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.
Last Recorded Date: Oct-2015


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Why Should You Attend:

This webinar is designed to teach general practices that should be followed in the laboratory such as providing safety contracts/ SOPs, identifying medical and allergy problems, posting and modeling all safety procedures, knowing district and state policies concerning reporting injuries, being familiar with fire regulations, posting and discussing emergency escapes, and providing personal protective equipment for all occupants and personnel.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course participants should:

  • Understand general laboratory safety
  • Understand common lab operation procedures
  • Know how to prevent accidents
  • Know what to do if accidents occur
  • Know how to identify and manage chemicals in the laboratory
  • What PPE to provide such as safety goggles, aprons, gloves, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.
  • Guidelines covering the physical specifications for the laboratory

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • General laboratory safety
    • Electrical precautions
    • Glassware precautions
    • Chemical precautions
    • Common lab operation procedures
    • Regulated safety rules
    • General safety rules
    • How to prevent accidents
    • Safety training
    • Emergency procedures
    • Emergency escapes
    • What to do if accidents occur:
    • Chemical spills
    • Burns
    • Release of body fluids
    • Cuts
    • How to identify and manage chemicals in the laboratory
    • MSDS sheets
    • Storing chemicals
    • Purchasing chemicals
    • Labeling chemicals
    • Disposing of chemicals
    • Inventory chemicals
    • Local and state mandates for proper disposal of chemicals
  • What PPE to provide such as safety goggles, aprons, gloves, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.
    • Procedures on using PPE
    • Eyewash procedures
    • Fire extinguishers and proper training
    • First aid kit location
  • Guidelines covering the physical specifications for the laboratory
    • Personnel with disabilities
    • Adequate storage space
    • Adequate natural light
    • Space for computers

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is designed for anyone working in a laboratory setting, i.e.:

  • Testing laboratory personnel
  • Research laboratory personnel
  • Chemistry laboratory personnel
  • Science laboratory personnel
  • Quality control professionals
  • Quality managers
  • Compliance personnel
  • Quality auditors
Instructor Profile:
Joy McElroy

Joy McElroy
Principle Consultant, Maynard Consulting Company

Upon earning a degree in Zoology at North Carolina State University, Joy McElroy made her debut in the pharmaceutical industry in 1992 at Pharmacia & UpJohn performing environmental monitoring and sterility testing. Her hard work allowed her to move into a supervisory role at Abbott Laboratories where she oversaw their quality control lab. In 1998, Ms. McElroy moved to Wyeth Lederle and worked in quality assurance, performing GMP compliance audits, batch record reviews, and holding annual GMP training for new employees. After working in quality assurance for a few years, she moved into equipment qualification and cleaning validation at Mallinckrodt.

With over 20 years total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Ms. McElroy has gained extensive knowledge of quality assurance, process and cleaning validation, equipment qualification, sterilization, and GMP compliance auditing. Her knowledge, experience, and strong work ethic have made her a highly sought-after engineer in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

In 2013, Ms. McElroy started her own company, Maynard Consulting Company, which provides top engineers, auditors, and validation specialist to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients across the United States, Canada, and the world.

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