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Laboratory Ergonomics

Addresses the strain employees place on their bodies while working in a lab. Includes: stretching, neutral positions, mini-breaks; positions, motions and practices which cause ergonomic problems; sitting, standing and lifting positions; customizing your work space; and the importance of regular exercise.

1993, 10 minutes.

VHS English  
Lab Safety: Under the Hood

This video program is designed to help employees develop safe work practices while in the laboratory and recognize common lab hazards. The program also helps employees use and understand their employer’s Chemical Hygiene Plan and the requirements of the Laboratory Safety Standard (1910.1450).

1998, 18 minutes.

VHS English  
Electrical Safety in the Laboratory

Train employees to avoid electrical fires. Covers fundamentals such as amps, circuits, circuit breakers, grounding and GFI protection; avoiding common electrical hazards; choosing equipment for use with flammables; fires; and other emergencies.

1993, 12 minutes.

VHS English  
Laboratory Flammables and Explosives

Train your employees on safe handling of flammables and explosives. Includes flash point, flammable limits, ignition temperature, use of Material Safety Data Sheets, spill and emergency procedures, transport and storage of flammables, and waste disposal.

1993, 8 minutes.

VHS English  
Laboratory Material Safety Data Sheets

This video guides your staff in understanding the information Material Safety Data Sheets provide, including complete coverage of each section and how to use them to protect yourself.

1993, 14 minutes.

VHS English  
Laboratory Safety: Showers and Eyewashes

Use this video to discuss effective shower and eye wash requirements; knowing locations and how to use each, even with eyes closed; maintaining and using each effectively.

1993, 8 minutes.

VHS English  
Laboratory Hoods

This program includes: principles of chemical exhaust hood operation; hood tests: cross drafts, face velocity, adjustments; hood use to maintain air flow and maximize safety; biohazard and specialized hoods; fires, spills and ventilation malfunctions.

1993, 13 minutes.

VHS English  
Laboratory Safety

Comprehensive material covering the full realm of OSHA laboratory standards under 29 CFR Part 1910.1450. Includes right-to-know, personal protective equipment, fire safety, housekeeping, monitoring, chemical storage, disposal and spills, engineering controls, and recordkeeping.

1996, 43 minutes.

VHS English  
Laboratory Safety Orientation

This video introduces or reviews the safety concerns in the laboratory. Discusses many topics, including hazard communication, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, use of hoods, glassware and chemical use, chemical storage, waste disposal, and emergency procedures.

1993, 10 minutes.

VHS English  
Planning for Laboratory Emergencies

A source of introductory information. Covers steps in dealing with a fire; fire extinguishers - classes and fires they fight; concerns and actions for chemical spills; and safety showers and eyewashes.

1993, 15 minutes.

VHS English  
Preventing Contamination

This training program covers the four routes of contaminant entry into the body; use of personal protective equipment and engineering controls; safe practices such as good housekeeping and keeping contaminants isolated; and awareness of others in the laboratory.

1993, 10 minues.

VHS English  
Safe Handling of Laboratory Glassware

This video reviews the use of glassware in a laboratory setting. Topics include safe use, inspection, handling, tubing and vacuum operations, cleaning and storage, and accident procedures.

1993, 13 minutes.

VHS English  
Laser Safety: The Blink of an Eye

This DVD aims to provide basic laser safety awareness. Topics include the various other standards and guidelines that may be associated with working around lasers, hazardous situations, air contaminants produced by laser operations, the classification of lasers, what role the Laser Safety Officer plays, engineering and administrative controls, and how to protect your eyes.

2007, 21 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Lab Packs (HAZWOPER)

This program examines lab pack procedures, explains compatible waste groups and illustrates shipping measures. It also covers treatment procedures and facilities, and incineration/chemical treatment/landfill.  It does not discuss OSHA regulations, but provides an additional piece of the HAZWOPER puzzle.

2006, 16 minutes.

DVD English and Spanish  
Lab Safety: The Finer Points

Through this program, seasoned laboratory employees can review safety techniques and general procedures they may have forgotten since their initial training. Based on OSHA 1910.1450, it covers hazardous materials in labs, fume hoods, emergency showers and eyewashes, chemical storage, and using chemicals safely.

2009, 18 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese