Laboratory Safety Colloquium Series

EHS, in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development, sponsors a spring and fall Safety Colloquium.

 

Spring 2017 Safety Colloquium 

Chemical Hazard Assessment and Risk Minimization, presented by Daniel Olsen, CHMM

How do you ensure that your work with chemicals will not result in harm to yourself, others, or result in a fire or other property damage?  Learning how to anticipate chemical hazards, and hazards associated with the operation (e.g., unexpected reactions, heat or gas generation, pressurization, etc.) and planning actions to reduce the risk is the topic of this colloquium.

Anyone who works with hazardous chemicals should attend.  This colloquium will demystify the chemical hazard assessment and risk minimization process.  Faculty, staff, and students who work with hazardous chemicals, particularly those that conduct chemical reactions or work with varied and numerous different chemicals will find this colloquium informative and are invited to attend.  


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., East Campus Union, (check kiosk)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Hamilton Hall, Room 112


RSVPs are not necessary for this colloquium.  Review the publicity poster and select the time/location that best fits your schedule.  

For further information or to suggest future colloquium topics contact Elizabeth (Betsy) Howe at ehowe2@unl.edu or (402) 472-5488.

 

Previous Sessions

Compressed Gas Safety - October 2016

Presentation
Video (run time: 45 minutes, 40 seconds)



Electrical Safety for Everyone
 (Basic Electricity 101) - March 2016

Presentation
Video (run time: 41 minutes, 24 seconds)



Protective Apparel for Laboratory Safety
- November 2015

Presentation
Video (run time: 50 minutes, 24 seconds)


NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Protective Apparel
- November 2015

Presentation
Video (run time: 42 minutes, 20 seconds)



Safety Culture: Perspectives & Practices
- April 2015

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour 15 minutes)


Disaster! Protect Yourself & Your Research - October 2014

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour 8 minutes)


USDA-APHIS Veterinary Service Permits - April 2014
Information valid as of 4/2/2014. Review current USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services permit requirements when planning your research

Presentation
Video (run time: 26 minutes)


USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Permits - September 2013
Information valid as of 9/18/2013. Review current USDA-APHIS PPQ permit requirements when planning your research.

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour 19 minutes)


NIOSH Workshop: Building a Risk Management Program for Nanomaterials - June 2013

  1. Building a Risk Management Program for Nanomaterials
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 1 hour 18 minutes)
  2. NIOSH - Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the Lab and in the Field
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 1 hour)
  3. Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 23 minutes)
  4. An Exposure Assessment Strategy for Nanoparticles
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 1 hour 34 minutes)
  5. Control Banding
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 54 minutes)
    Resources:
         a.  Risk Phases: Designated Hazardous Substances. NOHSC: 10005 (1999)
         b.  Control Banding (Good Nano Guide)
         c.  Silver Powder MSDS
         d.  Artificial Butter Flavor Safety Data Sheet (Firmenich)

Enhancing Laboratory Safety - April 2013

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour 44 minutes)


Machine Shop Safety - November 2012

Presentation
General Machine Safety SOP   


Safe Handling: Unstable, Reactive, Energetic Chemicals - April 2012

Presentation
Video (run time: 23 minutes)
Resources
American Chemical Society - Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions Report


Safe Handling: Highly Toxic Chemicals, Reproductive Toxins (Mutagens & Teratogens) and Biologically-derived Toxins" - October 2011

Presentation
Video (run time: 67 minutes)
Outline
Resources


Flammable-Corrosive-Toxic Gas Safety - February 2011

Presentation
Video(run time: 27 minutes)


Pyrophorics (Air-Sensitive) Chemical Safety - September 2010

Presentation
Video (run time: 54 minutes)


Cryogen Safety - February 2010

Presentation
Video (run time: 25 minutes)


Steam Sterilization Using Autoclaves - September 2009

Presentation


Laser Safety: Hazards, Bioeffects, and Control Measures - February 2009

Presentation
Handout: Choosing Eyewear: Questions for Optical Density Calculations


Centrifuges: Research or Rocket? - September 2008

Presentation
Video (run time: 44 minutes)
Handout 1: Maintenance (swinging rotors)
Handout 2: Maintenance (general)


Preventing Laboratory Fires - March 2008

Presentation
Tri-State Flashover Video (run time: 7:05)
Preventing Laboratory Fires Video(run time: 53 minutes)
Laboratory Fire Hazards


Chemical Safety: What you don't know can hurt you! - September 2007

Presentation
Video (run time: 46 minutes)
Chemical Trivia


Exposure Control - Ventilated Hoods, Cabinets, & More - February 2007

Presentation Slides | Video 9 (for slide 8) | Video 11 (for slide 9)
Video (run time: 58 minutes)
Fume Hood Basics Video (run time: 5 minutes) QuickTimeMediaPlayer


Electrical Safety in the Laboratory - September 2006

Video (run time: 45 minutes)


Compressed Gas Cylinders - February 2006

Video (run time: 45 minutes)


 

 

* Sponsored by Environmental Health and Safety in collaboration with the Office of Research & Economic Development.