Laboratory & Biological Safety Education Series

The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance (ORARC) in conjunction with the HSPH Laboratory and Biological Safety Focus Forum (LBFF) is committed to providing on-going support and education to the HSPH research community. Join our lab managers, researchers, and research staff for these education/training sessions including presentations, panel discussions, as well as time for questions and answers.   

Liquid Nitrogen Training: Proper Practice, Procedures, and Protections

Location: Kresge G1

When: Wednesday, May 15th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Does your lab uses, handles or stores cryogenic liquids?  Are you familiar with the hazards associated with the use of Liquid Nitrogen?

This session will focus on the best practices in the use of Liquid Nitrogen. The session is designed for both new and experienced staff.  Discussion topics will range from understanding the properties of liquid nitrogen and hazards posed by uncontrolled release or improper use of liquid nitrogen to basic safe working procedures (including the handling, storage and shipping of cryogenic vials) to proper procedures and personal protective equipment to wear while working with Liquid Nitrogen.

PowerPoint Presentation

Principles of Steam Sterilization

Location: Kresge G3

When: Wednesday, September 18, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

This training provides an overview of steam sterilization concepts and best practices for effective sterilization. Information on the hazards of operating autoclaves, as well as safety practices and personal protective equipment will be provided. To register click on the link below:

PowerPoint Presentation

Waste Water Management and Lab Recycling

Location: Kresge G2

When: Wednesday, January 15, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

This education session will cover waste water management, including proper drain disposal of materials, frequently asked questions, and lessons learned from recent MWRA violations at Harvard. All laboratory personnel are encouraged to attend.

PowerPoint Presentation – Waste Water Management

PowerPoint Presentation – Lab Recycling

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