COURSE NAME:: Prudent Laboratory Practices for Laboratory & Field Staff

COURSE BACKGROUND:: Over the past century, chemistry has increased our understanding of the physical and biological world as well as our ability to manipulate it. As a result, most of the items we take for granted in modern life involves synthetic or natural chemical processing. We acquire that understanding, carrying out those manipulations, and developing those items in the chemical laboratory; consequently, we also must monitor and control thousands of chemicals in routine use.
Since the age of alchemy, laboratory chemicals have demonstrated dramatic and dangerous properties. Some are insidious poisons. During the “heroic age” of chemistry, martyrdom for the sake of science was acceptable, according to an address by some great chemist “If you want to become a chemist, you have to ruin your health. Who does not ruin his health by his studies, nowadays will not get anywhere in Chemistry”. Today that attitude seems as ancient as alchemy. Over the years, special techniques have been developed for handling chemicals safely. Institutions that sponsor chemical laboratories hold themselves accountable for providing safe working environments. Local, state, and federal regulations codify this accountability. Beyond regulation, employers and scientists also hold themselves responsible for the well-being of building occupants and the general public. Development of a “culture of safety”—with accountability up and d own the managerial (or administrative) and scientific ladders—has resulted in laboratories that is, in fact, safe and healthy environments in which to teach, learn, and work. Injury, never mind martyrdom is out of style.
A culture of safety consciousness, accountability, organization, and education has developed in industrial, governmental , and academic laboratories. Safety and training programs, often coordinated through an office of environment, health, and safety (EHS), have been implemented to monitor the handling of chemicals from the moment they are ordered until their departure for ultimate disposal and to train laboratory personnel in safe practices.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:: At the end of this program, participants should be able to:
1. Understand the growing role of domestic climate strategies and markets 
2. Understand the application of CDM project cycle 
3. Understand much fuller of the current status of the carbon market, the climate mechanism
4. Identify and implement GHG reduction projects so as to be a primary mover in this area

At the end of Course Content 
1. Culture of Laboratory safety 
2. Environmental Health and Safety Management System 
3. Emergency Planning · Evaluating Hazards and Assessing Risks in the Laboratory 
4. Management of Chemicals 
5.Working with Laboratory Equipment
6. Working with Chemical 
7. Management of Waste 
8. Laboratory Security 
9. HSE/EIA Sampling Field Officers

TARGET AUDIENCE:: This program is designed for Laboratory, Field and warehouse staff who handles chemicals

SECTORS:: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Allied Industries

VENUE:: Lagos