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Handling hazardous chemicals and specimens requires a great deal of caution. If substances are not properly controlled, hazards can spread and contaminate other materials, work areas… even employees themselves. With many laboratories using toxic, corrosive and carcinogenic chemicals, employees need to do all they can to prevent contamination.

MARCOM’s training products on “Preventing Contamination in the Laboratory” emphasize the need to recognize situations that could lead to contamination, and discuss what can be done to prevent contamination from occurring.

All of the products… the new “Micro-Learning” and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses… discuss topics that are integral to employees’ understanding of these issues.

Topics covered in these products include:

  • How contamination occurs.
  • General preventative measures.
  • Engineering controls.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • and more.

Available in English. Available individually, or as part of MARCOM’s 12-program Laboratory Safety Series.

Preventing Contamination in the Laboratory Detailed Course Outline in PDF format

The “Preventing Contamination in the Laboratory” MicroLearning curriculum includes the following 3-5 minute courses:

  • “Protective Equipment and Engineering Controls”
  • “Safe Work Practices”
  • “Taking Precautions Against Contamination”
  • “Protecting Materials and Equipment”