Even experienced laboratory workers may become complacent in the laboratory when they are “just cleaning up.” Unfortunately, when “just cleaning up” involves hazardous chemicals, these may be improperly segregated or disposed of, and the results can be tragic. Most serious laboratory accidents occur during cleanup, when one’s attention is more focused on going home or out to eat rather than on the potential hazard at hand.
Proper management of hazardous waste does not need to be an all-consuming task, but it does take discipline, vigilance and common sense. This course will address five of the most common mistakes in hazardous waste handling in the laboratory:
- Improper Labeling of Waste
- Improper Segregation of Waste
- Improper Storage of Waste
- Failure to Cap Waste Bottles
- Accumulation of Excessive Waste
K-12 teachers can receive a $350 scholarship for this course. All you need is a teacher ID! Fill out the form on our Teacher’s page.
August 9, 2023
9:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Venue: Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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