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Health, Safety, and Security

Equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy, safe, and secure work environment.

Critical Work Functions

  • Demonstrate personal safety, laboratory safety, and security procedures
    • Identify first aid supplies, safety personnel, emergency protection areas, and evacuation plans
      • Demonstrate appropriate use of personal protective equipment
        • Participate in safety and security training and emergency drills
          • Identify unsafe or insecure conditions and take corrective action
            • Maintain a sanitary and clutter-free lab or work environment
              • Monitor, use, store, and dispose of hazardous materials properly
                • Follow applicable health, safety, and security regulations
                  Technical Content Areas

                  • Laboratory and Industrial Safety
                    • Safe Use of Laboratory Equipment
                    • Common Lab or Plant Hazards
                    • Aseptic and Sterilizing Techniques
                    • Safety Equipment
                    • Safety Symbols and Signs
                    • Emergency Procedures and Protocols
                    • Electrical and Physical Safety
                  • Hazardous Materials
                    • Safe Handling and Disposal of Chemical, Biological, and Radioactive Materials
                    • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
                    • Chemical Hygiene Plans
                    • Universal Precautions for Biological Pathogens
                  • Bioscience Security
                    • Secure Use and Handling of Biological Materials
                    • Infectious Diseases
                    • Food Security
                    • Security Agencies and Regulations
                  • Health and Safety Regulations
                    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Other Applicable Health and Safety Regulations
                    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Other Applicable Environmental Protection Regulations
                    • Worker Protection Standards (WPS)