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OSHA Considerations for Lab Safety – How to Survive an OSHA Inspection

Join Lab Manager and our experts as we discuss some of the most common OSHA violations and suggestions on how to improve the safety culture in the laboratory.

This webinar will be presented by Larry Wong, who in his 49 years in the EHS field has visited over a thousand laboratories—not only as a Cal/OSHA compliance inspector, but also as an EHS Director with the goal of improving the culture of safety in laboratories. We will not only discuss some of the most common OSHA violations, but also address some health and safety requirements which are frequently overlooked in a laboratory environment.  This session will also offer suggestions on how to improve the safety culture in the laboratory.

Learning Outcomes:

1) Frequent health and safety violations found in laboratories
2) Obscure OSHA requirements laboratories frequently are not in compliance with
3) How to survive and OSHA inspection
4) How to improve the safety culture in the laboratory


Larry Wong
Adjunct EHS Instructor
UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health

This Summit Talk was part of Lab Manager's 2023 Safety Digital Summit.

Lab managers are tasked with keeping their lab staff safe, which means anticipating and mitigating various hazards around the workplace. Heavy equipment, dangerous chemicals, sharp instruments, and mental stress all present varying levels of risk. Managers must develop a comprehensive lab safety program to protect their personnel, equipment, and products—this will help prevent tragedy, as well as benefit a lab’s bottom line by decreasing product loss and costly downtime. What are the steps needed to develop an effective safety program, and how can managers convince their staff to achieve compliance?

Lab Manager recently hosted industry experts who spoke on these issues and more during its Safety Digital Summit. Industry experts shared their personal experience and stories to help you achieve a safer lab. Learn the steps you need to take to properly assess levels of risk in your lab, keep your equipment in working order, and recognize signs of distress among your staff and yourself. Watch for free on-demand to gain the valuable guidance you need as you improve your lab’s experience and create a safer environment.