Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations
Monday, May 5 2014
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
May 5-19, 2014
One of the principal objectives of laboratory design is to provide a safe environment in which staff can perform their work. Stakeholders’ competing needs often cause health and safety considerations to be overlooked. Guidelines for Laboratory Design provides you with the skills and strategies to address the unique health and safety needs of diverse laboratory environments.
This course addresses the many design issues which directly affect the health and safety of laboratory personnel. By bringing together designers, environmental health and safety professionals, and laboratory users, the program ensures you understand the challenges faced by all stakeholders in the laboratory design process. This multi-disciplinary approach to laboratory design improves health and safety outcomes.
Guided laboratory tours of clinical, biosafety, and animal research laboratories ensure you leave the course able to apply what you learned to your organization’s facilities and projects.
Health and safety considerations must be explored and addressed whenever possible during the laboratory design process. Guidelines for Laboratory Design explores health and safety issues through the eyes of diverse stakeholders – architects, engineers, safety professionals, and laboratory users – to make sure the needs of each are addressed and included in the final design. This multidisciplinary, collaborative approach ensures the completed laboratory will be safe, free of hazards, ergonomically sound, and environmentally friendly.