Fire Safety in Science Laboratories

Fire SafetyFire Safety in Science Laboratories is a course that identifies fire hazards associated with the
operation of science laboratories and provides the participants with a knowledge of the proper
design/construction and operational practices to prevent or mitigate the hazards of fires. The
course is based on the fire protection requirements for laboratories in NFPA 45, Fire Protection
in Laboratories Using Chemicals, 2015 Edition and the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
Chapter 38, Higher Education Laboratories. The course will:

  • Detail laboratory fire hazards and the consequences of a laboratory fire
  • Familiarize participants with the contents of NFPA 45 and IFC Chapter 38 requirements
    and how to apply them to science and research laboratories
  • Focus on laboratory ventilation and operations with an emphasis on the storage, use,
    and handling of flammable and combustible chemicals in laboratories.
  • Detail best management practices for fire prevention and laboratory safety
  • Review lessons learned from accidents and fires in laboratories to demonstrate the value of the fire prevention practices in NFPA 45 and the IFC.

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  • Introduction
  • Laboratory Design and Construction
  • Fire Protection in Laboratories
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Laboratory Ventilation Design and Operation
  • Chemical Management
  • Compressed Gas Safety
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Laboratory Operations and Apparatus
  • School Laboratory Operations
  • ANYONE who wants a fire safe lab
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals
    Facilities Managers
  • Lab Managers/Supervisors/Workers
  • Researchers
  • Risk Managers/Operations Managers
  • Emergency Planning and Safety Directors
  • Laboratory fire prevention staff
  • Presentation handout along with an electronic file with fire safety resources and
  • NFPA 45, Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
  • Certificate of Participation
  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
  • Graduate credit eligibility
  • ABIH CM Points eligibility
  • Access to our Toll-Free Lab Safety Hotline
  • Discounts future trainings, services, & pubs