Chemical Security, Safety, and Waste management Training Workshop

Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 07:45

The Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology (DCST) in collaboration with the Kenya Chemical Society (KCS) will be conducting a training workshop for technicians on Chemical Security, Safety and Waste Management in TU-K from 15-17 December, 2015.

The objectives of training are as follows:

  1. To Provide tools and strategies to enhance chemical security and safety principles for Senior technicians and technologists;
  2. To Encourage the creation of a network of trainers to build upon current chemical security and safety programs through Kenya Chemical Society; and Train the Trainers (Senior technicians and Technologists) to propagate the knowledge and practice forward.
  3. To exchange ideas on the best practices of chemical waste management

The training will cover the following topics:

  • Chemical management concepts and fundamentals: Laboratory lay out and safety compliance, Emergency response guide, Safety in the laboratory, Security vulnerability, GHS labeling, Laboratory assessment and audit
  • Chemical Inventory management systems: Chemical inventory in Universities, Chemical stores, Chemical Purchasing for labs, Proper chemical labeling (GHS)-Barcodes, bottle labels, Peroxide compounds (hazards, formation and testing), chemical compatibility storage guide
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Chemical resistance guide for gloves, Lab coats, Helmets, Nose masks, goggles types etc
  • Waste Management: Chemical management and clean-up in laboratories, Recycling of Chemicals, Containers and Packages, Secondary containment, Chemical waste categorization, Indentifying Unknown Chemicals, Minimizing Chemical wastes in the labs, and Disposal methodology

This training will involve lectures, group discussion, group presentations, laboratory demonstrations, activities and exercises for hands on experience.

This objectives of training is to: Provide tools and strategies to enhance chemical security and safety principles for Senior technicians and technologists; Encourage the creation of a network of trainers to build upon current chemical security and safety programs through Kenya Chemical Society; and Train the Trainer (Senior technicians and Technologists) to propagate the knowledge and practice forward.