Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations (GLD0513)

Venue: Harvard School of Public Health

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: May 06, 2013 / 7:30 am - (EST) End Date/Time: May 10, 2013 / 2:45 pm - (EST)
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This program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to laboratory design, with a focus on health and safety. Participants will be able to ensure that the completed laboratory will be safe, free of hazards, ergonomically sound, and environmentally friendly.

  Participants will benefit from this program’s exploration of laboratory-specific design issues participants are likely to face, including: user demands of laboratory construction, renovation, reconstruction, and decommissioning.   This interactive course features guided tours of newly constructed or renovated laboratories, workshop sessions, and case studies designed to provide participants with real-world insight from expertly built laboratories.   Who Should Participate   Individuals involved in using, managing, maintaining, designing, or constructing new laboratories or renovating existing laboratory facilities, including:

  • Architects
  • Building planners and owners
  • College or university campus planning
  • Construction engineers
  • Environmental health and safety professionals
  • Industrial hygiene and safety professionals
  • Laboratory facility engineers and scientists
  • Laboratory managers and supervisors
  • Laboratory owners’ representatives
  • Project managers and engineers

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate laboratory design options related to health and safety considerations in a cost-effective way
  • Apply appropriate design information for laboratory types used in industry, academia, and hospitals
  • Assess new trends in laboratory design
  • Decommission, decontaminate, renovate, and reconstruct old laboratories and laboratory buildings
  • Complete structures that are safe and free of health hazards by consulting with architects, contractors, owners, and users during design and construction
  • Identify design features that provide solutions for the unique health and safety hazards associated with laboratories used for different functions
  • Identify the unique needs of specific types of laboratories such as biosafety, chemistry, microelectronics, and engineering
  • Please visit the program website for a full list of learning objectives



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Program fees

$2,295.00: if payment received by April 29, 2013
$2,395.00: if payment received after April 29, 2013