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Course Title: Assessing Risk and Selecting Hoods Using Case Studies
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
2 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
3 - Green Chemistry
4 - Industrial Hygiene and Lab Safety
5 - Validation
6 - Laboratory Information and Management
Instructor(s): Brian Garrett Course Number: 111
Affiliation: Labconco Corporation
Course Date: 03/04/2017 - Saturday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
You likely know that fume hoods are laboratory ventilated enclosures, but did you know that not all laboratory ventilated enclosures are fume hoods? After attending this course, you will be able to recognize the differences. Using actual laboratory installations and selection examples, this course will introduce the fundamentals of airflow and containment design found in modern laboratory ventilated enclosures. Learn how to use everyday risk assessments in determining the correct hood (or enclosure) for your work. You will learn about fume hoods, ductless hoods, biosafety cabinets, balance enclosures, glove boxes and how they all affect the airflow and personnel protection in your lab.

Target Audience
Since fume hoods or some other type of ventilated enclosure are found in just about every lab, this course will appeal to anyone involved in laboratory work, operation or performance. Individuals who who have responsibility for equipment selection, purchasing, and/or laboratory safety will find this course especially useful.

Course Outline
1. Assessing Risk
a. Developing the Team
b. Internal Risks (safety)
c. External Risks (security)
2. Managing Resource Inventory
a. Infrastructure
b. Lab Personnel
c. Primary Budget
d. Operational Budget
3. Working with Chemical Hazards
a. General Chemistry
b. Digestive Chemistry
c. Radioactive Material Handling
4. Working with Hazardous Powders
a. Pharmaceutical Grade
b. Environmental / Material (e.g. asbestos or soil)
5. Working with Biological Hazards
a. Clinical/Patient/Hospital Samples
b. Microbiological Cultures
c. Biochemical processing

Course Instructor's Biography
Brian Garrett Senior Product Manager Labconco Brian is a member of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) and Controlled Environmental Testing Association (CETA). Speaking engagements: "Improving Your Lab: Fume Hoods & Biosafety Cabinets," PittCon, Chicago, IL, March 2014 "Biosafety in the Laboratory: Equipment in Biosafety Levels," MERCK Expo, Lima, Peru, September 2010 "Laboratory Containment Equipment: BSCs and Fume Hoods," Traenor Life Science Facility Design Symposium, Lawrence, Kansas, July 2011 "Fundamentals of Good Laboratory Design," Pittcon 2012 Short Course, Orlando, Florida, March 2012 "TechTrends LIVE Webinar - Biological Safety Cabinets for Cell Culture Labs," Lab Manager Magazine, April 2012 Periodically presents Expert Webinars via (since 2010) Publications: "An Inexact Science: Biosafety Risk Assessment" in Pharmaceutical Online Newsletter "Maximizing User Safety Through Human Factors Design" in Bioresearch Online Newsletter "Survey Says: Comfort Improves Safety" in Pharmaceutical Online Newsletter "The Stigma Surrounding Tuberculosis" Laboratory Equipment Magazine "An Inexact Science: Biosafety Risk Assessment" in Bioresearch Online Newsletter "Heating and Cooling a Laboratory: Important Considerations" in Pharmaceutical Online Certificates LEED Green Associate Education Truman State University, Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences Beth Mankameyer Sales Engineer Labconco