Guidelines For Laboratory Design

Jun 13, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022

Harvard Longwood Campus

Posted by Harvard University

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The design and construction of a laboratory, regardless of its use,
involves many stakeholders. While providing a safe environment for
laboratory users to perform their work is imperative, competing
stakeholders’ needs often cause health and safety considerations to be
overlooked.

Participating in Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations
will help you address this issue by providing you with an understanding
of how lab design options impact the health and safety of laboratory
users and the environment. With this knowledge, you will be able to
incorporate the needs of all stakeholders and ensure your labs are safe,
free of health hazards, and promote a healthier environment.

Participants in this program will explore and address health and
safety considerations for diverse laboratory types and gain the skills
they need to create a safe laboratory environment. This program covers
general laboratory design challenges, as well as issues specific to
chemistry, microelectronics clean room, engineering, animal, biosafety,
clinical, and sustainable laboratories. Participants also address issues
with new laboratory construction, renovation, and decommissioning.

This course provides a unique opportunity for architects, EHS
professionals, engineers, lab users, and lab managers to collaborate on
laboratory design.

Guided Laboratory Tours

This program features guided tours of chemistry, clean room,
nanotechnology, clinical, biosafety, and animal research laboratories at
leading academic and medical institutions in the Boston area. These
tours help reinforce concepts taught during the course and ensure you
leave able to apply what you learned to your organization’s facilities
and projects.

Previous guided tours have included:

  • Open labs at the MIT Koch Institute
  • Animal labs at the MIT Koch Institute
  • Clean rooms at Harvard University
  • Chemistry research laboratory renovations at Harvard University
  • Clinical laboratories at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The Importance of Health and Safety in Lab Design

For most architects, engineers, and constructors, building codes are
the only significant guide on matters of health and safety. Few have any
background for intentionally designing for health and safety in
laboratories and other technical facilities.

When practitioners move beyond basic building codes to frameworks
such as Sustainable Design, health and safety may be compromised further
as another design consideration takes priority. By designing to code
and not directly addressing the specific health and safety issues
present in laboratories, architects, engineers, and constructors open
themselves to potential professional, reputation, and legal liabilities.

This program will provide you with the requisite knowledge to thoroughly and proactively design for health and safety.

Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA

The design and construction of a laboratory, regardless of its use,
involves many stakeholders. While providing a safe environment for
laboratory users to perform their work is imperative, competing
stakeholders’ needs often cause health and safety considerations to be
overlooked.

Participating in Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations
will help you address this issue by providing you with an understanding
of how lab design options impact the health and safety of laboratory
users and the environment. With this knowledge, you will be able to
incorporate the needs of all stakeholders and ensure your labs are safe,
free of health hazards, and promote a healthier environment.

Participants in this program will explore and address health and
safety considerations for diverse laboratory types and gain the skills
they need to create a safe laboratory environment. This program covers
general laboratory design challenges, as well as issues specific to
chemistry, microelectronics clean room, engineering, animal, biosafety,
clinical, and sustainable laboratories. Participants also address issues
with new laboratory construction, renovation, and decommissioning.

This course provides a unique opportunity for architects, EHS
professionals, engineers, lab users, and lab managers to collaborate on
laboratory design.

Guided Laboratory Tours

This program features guided tours of chemistry, clean room,
nanotechnology, clinical, biosafety, and animal research laboratories at
leading academic and medical institutions in the Boston area. These
tours help reinforce concepts taught during the course and ensure you
leave able to apply what you learned to your organization’s facilities
and projects.

Previous guided tours have included:

  • Open labs at the MIT Koch Institute
  • Animal labs at the MIT Koch Institute
  • Clean rooms at Harvard University
  • Chemistry research laboratory renovations at Harvard University
  • Clinical laboratories at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The Importance of Health and Safety in Lab Design

For most architects, engineers, and constructors, building codes are
the only significant guide on matters of health and safety. Few have any
background for intentionally designing for health and safety in
laboratories and other technical facilities.

When practitioners move beyond basic building codes to frameworks
such as Sustainable Design, health and safety may be compromised further
as another design consideration takes priority. By designing to code
and not directly addressing the specific health and safety issues
present in laboratories, architects, engineers, and constructors open
themselves to potential professional, reputation, and legal liabilities.

This program will provide you with the requisite knowledge to thoroughly and proactively design for health and safety.

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