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Safety in a chemical laboratory

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
3
Lecturer: 
Assistant Professor Jolanta Ejfler
Type: 
Compulsory
Lecture
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)
Laboratory
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

- getting acquainted with the basis of good laboratory practice connected with safety
- practical ability of conducting an experiment in a safe way and working in a lab
- getting acquainted with the basis of substance management and prevention of chemical risks

Assessment: 

lecture: written examination
laboratory: assessment of a chemical experiment performance and assessment of a report

Contents: 
  1. Chemical experiment planning

  2. Organization of work in a laboratory

  3. Assessment and choice of laboratory equipment and chemicals

  4. Analysis of charts of hazardous substances

  5. Identification and qualification of risks

  6. Risk reduction systems, procedures of conduct in hazardous situation

  7. Individual planning and preparation of a chemical experiment

KNOWLEDGE

  • Knows the principles of safe work in a chemical lab, management of chemicals

  • Knows the principles of safe operation of laboratory equipment

  • Recognizes and formulates risks and hazards in a chemical laboratory

  • Knows the systems of chemicals marking

SKILLS

  • Analyzes and applies documentation comprised in the MSDS charts

  • Chooses indispensable information for individual designation of reagents, chemical labels

  • Is capable of practical safe chemical experiment planning

  • Is capable of applying incident prevention systems

OTHER COMPETENCES

  • Consciously verifies his professional competences

  • Is responsible for the work conducted in the chemical laboratory

  • Is able to organize and supervise team work in a chemical laboratory