Lab Safety Course

May 28 – 29, 2012
Calgary, Alta

September 17-18, 2012
Toronto, ON


The Chemical Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology are presenting a two-day course designed to enhance the knowledge and working experience of chemical technologists and chemists. All course participants receive the CIC’s Laboratory Health and Safety Guidelines, 4th edition. This course is intended for those whose responsibilities include improving the operational safety of chemical laboratories, managing laboratories, chemical plants or research facilities, conducting safety audits of laboratories and chemical plants. During the course, participants are provided with an integrated overview of current best practices in laboratory safety.


Eric Mead, FCIC, a former instructor with the chemical technology program at SIAST, has taught and practiced laboratory workplace safety for more than 30 years. A former chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada, Mead has been commended for his work on behalf of the chemical industry.

“The chemical field and profession are built on a foundation of trust with society. An integral part of that trust is the safe operation of facilities including laboratories, whether industrial, academic or government. The education of engineers, scientists and technologists must reflect that level of trust. We all share in the responsibility for safe and ethical research, chemical processing and analysis." —Eric Mead

  • Introduction
  • Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
  • Safety Policies, Training and Audits
  • Hazard Classification Systems
  • WHMIS, NIOSH, and beyond
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Flammable and Combustible Materials
  • Corrosive Chemicals
  • Toxic Materials
  • Reactive Materials
  • Insidious Hazards
  • Compressed Gases
  • Cryogenic Liquids
  • Radiation

  • Physical Hazards
  • Fire
  • Glassware
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Machinery
  • Storage
  • Chemical Storage
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Storage Methods for Specific Hazard Classifications
  • Chemical Spills and Waste Disposal
  • Spill Containment and Cleanup
  • Spill Control Kits
  • Properties of Wastes
  • Large Chemical Spills
  • Hazard Assessment and Control
  • Identification and Control
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Head, Feet and Body Protection
  • Hearing and Breathing Protection
  • Fume Hoods and HVAC
  • Machinery

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