Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations (GLD0512)

Venue: Harvard School of Public Health, FXB Building

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: May 07, 2012 End Date/Time: May 11, 2012
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Expert authorities on laboratory design offer you a multi-disciplinary perspective on health, safety, and sustainability in laboratory design, construction, and renovation, ensuring better understanding of the needs of all team members as well as the goals and demands of the project itself.

Learning Objectives:

Architects 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

  • Demonstrate familiarity with mechanical systems vital to state-of-the-art laboratory functions

  • Assess new trends in laboratory design

  • Decommission, decontaminate, renovate, and reconstruct old laboratories and laboratory buildings

  • Design and facility engineers will be able to:
  • Apply laboratory design information regarding heat loads from research equipment, ventilation requirements, optimum air flows, and contamination control through air pressure regulation

  • Identify recent developments in the design of HVAC systems for laboratories, including variable air volume (VAV) systems, high performance hoods, air exchange rates, and the application of energy conservation measures

  • Incorporate into practice important information about the design of hazardous waste-handling facilities, safety shower and eyewash stations, research support facilities such as machine and glassblowing shops, and fire protection systems

  • Occupational health and safety professionals will be able to:
  • 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

  • Provide detailed specifications regarding laboratory support facilities for hazardous waste storage, packaging, and shipping

  • Identify the unique needs of specific types of laboratories such as biosafety, chemistry, microelectronics, and engineering

  • 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

  • Program fees

    - $1,945.00: if payment received by April 30, 2012

    - $1,995.00: if payment received after April 30, 2012