Safety training course in March 2010

To:                   Departmental Health & Safety Officers 
Fm:                  Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date:               22 February 2010
Subject:           Safety training course in March 2010 

Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange the following 4 safety courses in March 2010: 
 

Laboratory Chemical Safety

19 March 2010 (Fri) 
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y603
(in English)

Speaker: 
Mr Danny Fok
  Topics:
1.      University's Laboratory Safety Management Policy2.      Various aspects of chemical hazards 
3.      Examples of chemical accidents and diseases 
4.      Relevant legislation 
5.      Chemical storage and transportation 
6.      Use of fume cupboards 
7.      Chemical waste management 
8.      Chemical emergency  
Course objectives:
This course aims at introducing basic knowledge on chemical safety and necessary precautionary measures for laboratory chemical users and supervisors so that they can work safely in the laboratory and manage hazardous chemicals in good order.   

Target group(s):
All laboratory personnel who work with chemicals regularly, and those who have a duty in managing laboratory safety. 
(Please apply on or before 8 March 2010)

  

Electrical and Mechanical Safety

24 March 2010 (Wed) 
10:00 am – 12:00 noon 
(10am-11am: Electrical Safety11am-12noon: Mechanical Safety)
Room Y951
(in Cantonese)

Speaker: 
Ir Nelson Chan
Topics:
1.      The electrical hazards and its prevention
2.      The common problems in the use of electrical appliances 
3.      The safety precautions in the use of the appliances
4.      The new cable colour code 
5.      The electrical safety inspection checklist
6.      The common hazards and dangerous parts of machinery and the guarding methods
7.      Hazards and safety measures in the use of other types of equipment such as abrasive wheel, woodworking machinery, lifting appliance& lifting gears, gas welding & flame cutting, pressure equipment, loadshifting machinery, etc.
 Course objectives:
The course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding on hazards associated with electricity, plant & machinery and the related safety measures. 

Target group(s):
All staff who work on electrical appliances and machinery and those who want to have some knowledge on electrical and mechanical safety are welcome to attend.  

(Please apply on or before 15 March 2010)

  

Laboratory Biological Safety

26 March 2010 (Fri) 
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y603
(in English)

Speaker: 
Mr Danny Fok
Topics:
1.      Classification of bio-hazards and university policy
2.      Laboratory design for working with bio-hazards
3.      Biological safety cabinets
4.      Safe laboratory practices
5.      Disposal of biological wastes
6.      Emergency procedures
Course objectives:
This course aims at introducing basic knowledge on biological safety and necessary precautionary measures for laboratory users and supervisors who are involved in the use of biological agents so that they can handle and manage biological agents in a proper and safe manner.

Target group(s):
Staff and research personnel who work with biological agents in their work or study. 
(Please apply on or before 15 March 2010)

  

Hazardous Waste and Waste Water Management

31 March 2010 (Wed) 
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room DE303
(in English)

Speaker: 
Mr Danny Fok
Topics:
1.      University's Policy and arrangements on waste management
2.      Chemical waste and associated legislation 
3.      Biological waste and associated legislation 
4.      Radioactive waste and associated legislation 
5.      Waste water and associated legislation 
6.      Management of waste water treatment and discharge7.      Emergency Response
Course objectives:
This course aims at introducing the proper procedures and legal requirements for disposal of hazardous waste from laboratories as well as waste water discharge and management. 

Target group(s):
Personnel who handle chemical, biological or radioactive wastes regularly, and those who have a duty in managing the University's hazardous wastes and waste water.  
(Please apply on or before 22 March 2010)

 
You are kindly requested to review your departmental situation and invite staff to attend. Interested staff should register for the course(s) via the HSEO on-line enrolment system athttp://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.