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Pittcon Short Course: Assessing Risk and Selecting Hoods Using Case Studies

Seminars & Workshops

Date: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - Saturday, March 04, 2017
Location: Pittcon Conference 2017 / Chicago, IL
Information: https://ca.pittcon.org/Technical+Program/tpabstra17.nsf/SCoursesByCat/0BED4B99526A5FF385257FE200762D83


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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.

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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 Instructors

Brian Garrett, LEED Green Associate

Beth Mankameyer, LEED Green Associate