Laboratory Safety – All You Need to Know

In this training program, attendees will gain an understanding of general laboratory safety and common lab operation procedures. The course will also instruct on what PPE to provide such as safety goggles, aprons, gloves, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.

This webinar is designed to teach general practices that should be followed in the laboratory such as providing safety contracts/ SOPs, identifying medical and allergy problems, posting and modeling all safety procedures, knowing district and state policies concerning reporting injuries, being familiar with fire regulations, posting and discussing emergency escapes, and providing personal protective equipment for all occupants and personnel.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course participants should:

  • Understand general laboratory safety
  • Understand common lab operation procedures
  • Know how to prevent accidents
  • Know what to do if accidents occur
  • Know how to identify and manage chemicals in the laboratory
  • What PPE to provide such as safety goggles, aprons, gloves, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.
  • Guidelines covering the physical specifications for the laboratory
Who Should Attend:

This webinar is designed for anyone working in a laboratory setting, i.e.:

  • Testing laboratory personnel
  • Research laboratory personnel
  • Chemistry laboratory personnel
  • Science laboratory personnel
  • Quality control professionals
  • Quality managers
  • Compliance personnel
  • Quality auditors

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • General laboratory safety
    • Electrical precautions
    • Glassware precautions
    • Chemical precautions
    • Common lab operation procedures
    • Regulated safety rules
    • General safety rules
    • How to prevent accidents
    • Safety training
    • Emergency procedures
    • Emergency escapes
    • What to do if accidents occur:
    • Chemical spills
    • Burns
    • Release of body fluids
      • Cuts
      • How to identify and manage chemicals in the laboratory
      • MSDS sheets
      • Storing chemicals
      • Purchasing chemicals
      • Labeling chemicals
      • Disposing of chemicals
      • Inventory chemicals
      • Local and state mandates for proper disposal of chemicals
  • What PPE to provide such as safety goggles, aprons, gloves, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.
    • Procedures on using PPE
    • Eyewash procedures
    • Fire extinguishers and proper training
    • First aid kit location
  • Guidelines covering the physical specifications for the laboratory
    • Personnel with disabilities
    • Adequate storage space
    • Adequate natural light
    • Space for computers
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Joy McElroy

Upon earning a degree in Zoology at North Carolina State University, Joy began working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in 1992 at Pharmacia & UpJohn performing Environmental Monitoring and Sterility Testing. Her work allowed her to move into a supervisory role at Abbott Laboratories where she oversaw the Quality Control Lab. In 1998 Joy moved to Wyeth Lederle and worked in Quality Assurance, performing GMP Compliance audits, batch record reviews, and holding annual GMP training for new employees. After working in Quality Assurance for a few years, Joy moved into Equipment Qualification and Cleaning Validation at Mallinckrodt.

With 19 years of experience as a consultant, and over 25 years total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Joy has gained extensive knowledge of Quality Assurance, Technical Writing, Process and Cleaning Validation, and Equipment Qualification and Computer System Validation and Part 11 Compliance. She has written and executed Equipment Qualifications and Validation Protocols for numerous Companies such as Mallinckrodt, Wyeth Lederle, Merck, BioMerieux, Catalent, and Biotest, Novartis, Imprimis, Cody Laboratories, and Xceilence.

Her knowledge, experience, have made her a highly sought-after engineer, technical writer, and trainer in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Joy specializes in Equipment Qualification, Cleaning Validation, and GMP Compliance Auditing, and technical writing, and GMP, Audit Preparation, and SOP writing training, Computer System Validation and Part Compliance.

In 2019 she opened her own company, McElroy Training and Consultancy, LLC which provides consultants for various projects as well as on and off – site training to pharmaceutical and biotech companies throughout the United States.

Joy also spends her time mentoring and speaking as an Empowerment Speaker. Her goal is to empower people all over the world to live their dreams though implementing 5 simple techniques she has learned and applied through the years.

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  • Login Information with Password to join the session, 24 hours prior to the webinar
  • Presentation Handout in .pdf format
  • Presentation from the Speaker
  • Feedback form
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Recording access Information with Password to view the webinar, will be sent 24 hours after the completion of the Live webinar.
  • Presentation Handout in .pdf format
  • Certificate of Attendance