Professional Analytical and Consulting Services

OSHA Laboratory Safety Standard

PACS Course Number 900

9 AM to 4:30 PM

The course leader is Dr. Henry Nowicki. He is very active in presenting and developing short courses related to the OSHA lab standard, health and safety. The purpose of this one-day course is to provide information to aid development and implementation of a program to comply with the new-OSHA laboratory standard for occupational exposure to toxic substances in laboratories. See below for the course outline.

The course is designed to aid in the completion of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) which complies with OSHA guidelines. If you cannot attend the course, we recommend purchase of the course manual "OSHA Laboratory Standard". Additionally, PACS has a manual "Passing Your OSHA Laboratory Standard", which provides guidelines for how to deal with the OSHA inspector when they knock on your door.

This is an important course for personnel with responsibilities including the protection of laboratory workers from overexposure to toxic substances. These procedures are mandated by OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1450. Compliance is necessary to reduce liabilities and bad publicity. The course will, as far as possible, be tailored to the interests of attendees. Other PACS courses useful for personnel responsible for developing and implementing the lab CHP are "Toxicology Basic Principles" and "Basics of Industrial Hygiene".

Register by mailing a copy of the COURSE REGISTRATION FORM or an associated CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM. Send it with a payment of $1250 to secure your course attendance. Hotel information and a map will be sent to confirm your registration. Please list your special interest(s) on the registration form. Enrollment is limited to assure your maximum course benefits. On-site PACS courses are available (most PACS courses can be provided at your time and place). Telephone Henry Nowicki or Barb Sherman at 1.724.457.6576 if you need further information. PACS also provides laboratory testing and consulting services.

Course Instructor: Henry G. Nowicki, Ph.D.

General topics
Introduction to the OSHA laboratory regulation standard
Scope and performance based
Relationship to other agencies
The written Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) Requirements
Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) or Committee
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Proper performance of fume hoods
Information and training on potential health hazards
Components and recommendations for CHP
Annual Review Requirement
Exposure Evaluation
Role of a Chemical Hygiene Officer and management
Medical consultation
Specific Symptoms and First Aid for poisoning
Medical Surveillance
Additional Provisions for work with carcinogens
Regulated and designated areas and hygiene practices
Safe removal of contaminated wastes
Personal protective equipment (PPE) and apparel
Prior approval from Management
Basics of Toxicology
Posting Industrial Hygiene Analyses Results
Forms and legal record keeping requirements
Recommendations from the National Research Council
Prudent Practices for Handling Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
Prudent Practices for Disposal of Chemicals from Laboratories
Chemical Hazard Classifications
Chemical Labeling Requirements
Specific special interests of participants, please list on your registration form
Summary and Discussion

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For more information please contact:

Henry Nowicki, Ph.D. / M.B.A
PACS Testing, Consulting and Training
409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone: 1. 724. 457. 6576 or 1. 800. 367. 2587
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