IOSH Safe Laboratory Work with Nanomaterials
The potential risks of working with and using nanomaterials have been widely recognised as has the need to use safe working practices. This training is based on the concepts highlighted in internationally recognized best practice, (ISO, UK Nanosafety Group) combined with tested approaches that are used by leading nanomaterial research institutions.
To provide laboratory staff, students and safety and health professionals at universities and other R&D facilities with a good understanding of approaches towards safe and healthy working in labs where nanomaterials are used or produced. On completion of this course, participants will understand the protection needs and applicable technical and organisational measures including how to identify and correctly wear personal protective equipment. The training includes practical hands-on exercises that will help all participants translate the guidance into their daily lab routines in a safe and healthy way.
Who should attend?
Researchers and other staff working in laboratories with nanomaterials, Safety and Health professionals who need to carry out risk assessments and provide EHS support to researchers working with nanomaterials. Inspectors and other officials who want to learn current recommended practices for safe and healthy work in nanomaterial laboratories
- Understanding nanomaterials health risk exposure
- Particle characteristics
- Determining exposure potential
- Laboratory safety rules
Morning session: Class-room based training
Afternoon session: Hands-on training in the lab
Training Venue: We provide the hands-on training in the Nanyang Polytechnic laboratory.
Continual Professional Development
WSHO 8 SDU
IOSH will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.
This is an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) accredited course.
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