GHS Safety Data Sheets in the Laboratory
MARCOM's interactive course on Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory examines how gas cylinders work, the hazards that are associated with them and the need for caution when using or storing a cylinder. The energy possessed by a compressed gas cylinder can make it a virtual missile if it is not handled with the utmost care. And a leaking cylinder or fitting can lead to asphyxiation, a fire or even an explosion.
Since compressed gas cylinders are frequently used in many laboratories, employees need to be familiar with the precautions that should be taken when dealing with them. Areas covered in the course include the four ways to compress gases, hazards associated with compressed gases, proper storage procedures, marking and labeling, handling cylinders safely, connections and fittings, leak detection, and more.
Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today. The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood... and retained. MARCOM's online courses come with a comprehensive and easy-to-use learning management system (LMS).
With this system you can establish your own training environment by setting registration requirements and defining log-ins, create curricula for various positions and departments, set up tests... and more. The system also tracks all employee activity and performance, including, which courses employees have taken, when the courses were taken, test scores, and other important data. This information can be accessed online as well as printed in hardcopy form.
This course discusses the various ways that gases can be compressed and packaged, and how employees can handle them safely in the laboratory. Upon completing this course, employees should:
- Be aware of where compressed gas cylinders may exist in their lab. - Understand the dangers involved with working with compressed gas. - Know how to hook compressed gas cylinders into gas systems correctly.