Original Broadcast Date: Tuesday March 12, 2013
Large organizations involved in research and production typically handle large volumes of chemical inventory that require different types of storage and tracking. When a laboratory environment is part of the mix, managing the chemical inventory used by the lab presents a challenge to lab managers and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) professionals who must submit regulatory reports that accurately reflect the chemicals on site. Ensuring that the chemical inventory data is accurate is challenging; providing that information in regulatory reports–from Tier II to Title 19–can be a time-consuming and frustrating task if it is not automated.
During this webinar, Lab Manager's editor, Tanuja Koppal, will interview Dr. Michael Cournoyer about the system of checklists he developed to effectively address different regulatory standards and thereby ensure that his organization manages chemicals in compliance with those regulations, from accurately reporting quantity to ensuring safe storage practices.
Attendees Will Learn How To:
- Address regulations that frequently overlap and sometimes conflict
- Prove that your organization is managing chemicals in compliance
- Bring lab chemical inventory management under control
- Manage and mitigate the amount of chemicals on-site
- Create site-specific checklists for chemical management and reporting
Presenter: Dr. Michael Cournoyer is a scientist with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). He has more than 35 years' experience in organic chemistry combined with deep knowledge of federal, state and local regulations that address lab chemical and hazardous material management. He has been the recipient of several awards and published more than 60 papers on topics that range from fire suppression systems to glovebox safety to hazardous material operations.