General Laboratory Safety Procedures

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to work safely in the laboratory, what are the possible dangers in the laboratory, what are the result of ignoring safety procedures, what is the importance of laboratory safety rules, what are the safety considerations and issues you may need to deal with in laboratory, what are the sources of safety information. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 11 minutes full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

Atlantic Training's Orientation to Laboratory Safety Training DVD program shows both new employees and "seasoned veterans" the importance of safety in the laboratory... as well as reviews the OSHA regulations and good safety practices that apply to laboratory environments.

Orientation to Laboratory Safety Training DVD Covers:

  • General Laboratory Safety Procedures
  • OSHA regulations.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
  • Planning safe experiments.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Ventilation controls.
  • Chemical storage.
  • Accidents and emergencies.
  • Waste disposal.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 11 minutes preview.

Video Transcript

In a typical laboratory many different work activities are performed each day. Chemicals may be used, mixed, stored and handled. There may be risks of exposure to radiation or biological hazards and a number of things could present a potential hazard if safe work practices are not followed. Failure to used local ventilation, cooperation that’s required can increase your exposure to hazardous substance. A messy and cluttered work area can cause you to accidentally spill chemical or sample. You may suffer an injury as a result of not wearing the correct personal protective equipment. It is your responsibility to respect the potential hazards as well as follow established safe work practices and procedures to protect yourself and your co-workers.