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

Venue: Harvard School of Public Health

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 03, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2011
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A safe laboratory environment can only be assured when designed with health and safety protection firmly in mind. Appropriate design elements are necessary to accommodate the use and storage of toxic gases and liquids, unstable chemicals, hazardous solids, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation sources, and natural as well as artificially-engineered biohazards. Ergonomic considerations also provide guidance for assuring safe and comfortable laboratories.

New construction projects, and especially renovations, are complex and highly integrated processes. This program offers you a multi-disciplinary perspective on health, safety, and energy conservation in laboratory design, ensuring better understanding of the needs of all team members as well as the goals and demands of the project itself.

Green laboratory construction has emerged as a compelling objective for universities, government agencies, and the research divisions of prominent private industries. Consideration of this powerful concept has a place in the agenda. You will participate in workshop sessions, tour state-of-the-art facilities, and be invited to contribute case studies that illustrate unique solutions or pose difficult choices.


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Acquire a solid understanding of the complex regulatory requirements and user demands of laboratory construction, renovation, reconstruction, and decommissioning from the leading authorities on laboratory design.