Professional Development

Sunday, August 5, 2018 — 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Lithium Battery Air & Ground Transportation

Presented by: DGI

Course Description:

Who should take this course?

Individuals who are involved in shipping lithium batteries by highway, air transport, either alone or in, or with equipment (all sizes and types will be covered). This includes both lithium ion and lithium metal batteries. This course may be taken by those needing Initial or Recurrent training.

This class is for shippers who only ship Lithium Batteries, or for those currently certified in IATA, 49CFR and/or IMDG that need adequate training on shipping Lithium Batteries.

This course covers:

Excepted batteries, and regulated batteries (as class 9, requiring UN packaging)

15% off regular DGI price $205 a $30 value

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 — 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Lab Packing Training Course

Presented by: Jeff Christensen, University of Arizona

Course Description:
The course is designed for someone who is starting a hazardous waste self-pack program from the ground up. It is also very useful for hazardous waste mangers who do not self-pack but want to better understand what their vendor is doing and assess the quality of their work. The course will include a tabletop exercise using inventories from lab cleanouts at the University of Arizona to give participants practice determining chemical compatibility during a lab pack.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Compatibility/Hazard Segregation
  • Resources and Reference Materials
  • Logging and Inventory Tracking
  • Secondary Containment
  • TSDF Review and Approval
  • Packing (Containers and Absorbent Materials)
  • Shipment Preparation and Shipment

Thursday, August 9, 2018 — 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Advanced Lab Safety – For Laboratory Inspectors, Lab Managers, Chemical Hygiene Officers, and Safety Professionals

Presented by: Dennis Terpin PhD, O.H.S.T. The International Safety and Health Specialists

Course Description:
This program exceeds the mandatory training requirements under OSHA (1910.1450(f)(4)(i)),Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.

This course is suited to the Laboratory Inspectors, Laboratory Managers, Chemical Hygiene Officers, Safety Professionals, Graduate Student/Intern Orientation or the EHS professional who wants to broaden their knowledge of laboratory safety.This course will increase your ability to identify safety hazards in a laboratory and enhance your understanding of safe laboratory design and operation. The course will explore the different approaches for conducting laboratory inspections. First, the laboratory inspection checklist – Laboratory inspections are conducted annually to ensure safety and compliance with all applicable lab safety regulations and guidelines. Second, an advanced approach to laboratory safety inspection. The laboratory inspection is the safety audit of the conditions and operations that occur on a daily basis in the laboratory.

Course Objectives:

  • Define the role of the laboratory inspector
  • Identify the key steps involved in laboratory safety operations
  • Describe the importance of applying process safety concepts to laboratory inspections
  • Review the steps involved in a laboratory operations
  • Identify the hazards associated with temperature, pressure, vacuum, pilot plant unattended and working alone operations

Specific Topics:

  • NFPA 45 Requirements for Laboratories – Overview
  • Laboratory Ventilation
  • Temperature, Pressure and Vacuum and Scale-up Operations- Case Histories
  • Scale-up, Bench top and Pilot Plant Operations
  • How to Perform a Laboratory Hazard Assessment
  • Process Safety for Laboratory Operations
  • Emerging issues- Nanoparticles, and 3-D Printers
  • New Laboratory Safety Practical Workshop (Case Histories)
30% off regular price of $250 a $75 value