What are the Proper PPE in Laboratory Facilities

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to properly select personal protective equipment, how important is PPE in the laboratory, what are the different kinds of personal protective equipment, how to properly fit air respirators, what is self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), what are the safety precautions before using PPE, how to properly remove PPE.

Video Transcript

Protect your eyes with safety glasses with side shields, splash goggles or full face shields. Check procedures and MSDS or each activity to find out what protective eye wear is required. Wear gloves that is resistance to the chemicals you are using, the operating procedures and MSDS’s can help you choose the correct gloves, be especially careful with organic solvents and other chemicals that have skin notation. These can cause serious health effects through skin absorption. Always wash your hands with soap and water when you change into fresh gloves and after you work chemicals or hazardous substances. In most situations, you will also wear a lab coat some of the newer ones are chemical and fire resistant. Sometimes you’ll need a chemical resistant apron and check the operating procedures and the chemical hygiene plan to learn exactly what is required. When you leave remove your lab coat and other gear then wash your hands with soap and water and you are good to go.

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Orientation to Lab Safety

Orientation to Laboratory Safety 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. Areas covered in the program include:

  • OSHA regulations
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
  • Responding to an ASI
  • Planning Safe Experiments
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ventilation controls
  • Chemical storage
  • Accidents and emergencies
  • Waste disposal
  • ...and more