HSEO Training Course in April 2019

To: All Staff Members
Date: 20 March 2019

The Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange FIVE safety courses in April 2019 as follows:
 

 

Training Course(s)

Date & Time

Venue

Language

Speaker(s)

1.

Laser Safety Course

4 Apr 2019 (Thu)

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Z506

English

Dr Angie Tang

2.

Laboratory Fire Safety

9 Apr 2019 (Tue)

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Y303

English

Mr Alfred Yan / Mr John Lai

3.

Manual Lifting and Handling

12 Apr 2019 (Fri)

9:30 am – 12:00 noon

Z407

English supplemented with Cantonese

Ms Kitty Lim

4.

Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

26 Apr 2019 (Fri)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z409

Cantonese

Ms Kitty Lim

5.

Laboratory Biological Safety

30 Apr 2019 (Tue)

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

English

Mr Alfred Yan

 

Course(s) Information

Laser Safety Course

 

Topics:

1.     Basic concepts of laser

2.     Laser hazards

3.     Classification of laser equipment

4.     Principles of laser safety

5.     Control measures of the PolyU

 

Course objectives:
The course aims to provide basic safety training for personnel working with or intended to work with laser equipment.

 

Target group(s):
Potential users of high-power (class 3B or 4) laser equipment.

Users of high-power laser equipment must have received proper laser safety training before they are authorized by their corresponding departments to operate high‑power laser equipment. Attendees of this course are considered to have fulfilled this requirement.

 

(Please apply on or before 28 Mar 2019)

 

Laboratory Fire Safety

 

Topics:

1.        Fire hazards in the laboratory

2.        Fire safety control measures in the laboratory

3.        Basic fire safety and fire emergency procedures

4.        Use of firefighting equipment

5.        Practical session

     

Course objectives:

Fire is the major hazard in laboratories with flammable chemicals. This course aims at introducing basic principles of fire prevention and control measures to laboratory supervisors and users. Practical session on the use of firefighting equipment is also arranged in order that the participants will have a better knowledge in managing fire hazards in the laboratories.

 

Target group(s):
All chemical laboratory supervisors and registered chemical users who frequently work with flammable or reactive chemicals.

 
(Please apply on or before 2 Apr 2019)

 

Manual Lifting and Handling

 

Topics:

1.        Legislation and Code of Practice relevant to manual handling

2.        Basic anatomy of the waist and back and the effect on the back from lifting

3.        Basic ergonomics

4.        Causes of manual lifting injury

5.        Method of correct manual lifting

6.        Stretching exercises

 

Course objectives:

This course aims at introducing the proper manual handling and lifting methods, basic knowledge on musculoskeletal problems associated with improper manual handling and preventive measures.

 
Target group(s):
All PolyU staff members who want to learn more about manual handling.  

 

(Please apply on or before 4 Apr 2019)

 

Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

Topics:

1.       PPE as last line of defense

2.       Proper selection and use of common PPE

3.       Applications and limitations

4.       Storage and maintenance of PPE

5.       Demonstration on use (e.g. donning of gloves & respirators)

 

Course objectives:
This course aims at providing basic knowledge on the selection, use, storage and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) commonly used in the workshops or laboratories including eye protectors, gloves, masks, respirators, protective clothing and shoes, etc. It is also crucial for PPE users to learn the correct methods of wearing and application of their PPE through a demonstration. 

 

Target group(s):
All staff members who need to use PPE in the workshops or laboratories.

 

(Please apply on or before 18 Apr 2019)

 

Laboratory Biological Safety

 

Topics:

1.         University's Laboratory Safety Management Policy

2.         Classification of bio-hazards

3.         Laboratory design regarding biological safety

4.         Biological safety equipment

5.         Safe laboratory practices

6.         Disposal of biological waste

7.         Emergency procedures

 

Course objectives:

This course aims at introducing biological safety management for laboratory supervisors and equipping users of biological agents with better knowledge on biological safety practices so that they can manage biohazardous agents in good order and work safely in the laboratory respectively.  

 
Target group(s):
All biological laboratory supervisors and registered users of biological agents who work with microorganisms or other biohazardous substances frequently. 

 

(Please apply on or before 23 Apr 2019)

 

 

Interested staff should register for the course(s) via the HSEO online enrollment system at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hseo/training-news/training-enrollment

For enquiries, please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call HSEO General Office at tel : 3400-8386/3400-8396.


Regards,
 
Health, Safety and Environment Office