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Webinars: Managing Lab Chemicals

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Managing Lab Chemicals
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Join us for the next in our Safety First webinar series

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This webinar will cover the most important elements of managing chemicals effectively. The presentation will discuss the essential ideas in a logical progression. Information is conveyed in concise and easily understood segments. All aspects of dealing with chemicals, everything from beginning inventory to storage to waste collection and disposal, will be covered. The course closes with a brief mention of regular self-inspections and safety audits.

It starts here: OSHA Lab and Hazard Communication Standards

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan and CHO, duties and responsibilities
  • Standard Operation Procedures (SOP)
  • Training – lab hazards present, proper PPE

Then the main course: Dealing with Chemicals

  • Creating and managing material inventory
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Chemical Compatibility and segregation
  • General storage tips
  • Flammable storage
  • Waste collection and disposal

And ends here: Lab Safety Self Audit

  • Regular safety inspections
  • Document deficiencies
  • Corrective action follow-up


Vince McLeod is an American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certified Industrial Hygienist and the senior IH with Ascend Environmental. Mr. McLeod has more than 35 years’ experience in industrial hygiene and environmental engineering services, including 28 years with the University of Florida’s Environmental Health & Safety Division. His primary strength is conducting exposure assessments and hazard evaluations. Mr. McLeod’s consulting project experience includes comprehensive IH assessments for major power generation, manufacturing, production, and distribution facilities.


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