Lab workers are often faced with fumes, mists, vapors, particulates and aerosols. One of the ways to control these potentially hazardous contaminants is through the use of a chemical or laboratory hood. However, most lab workers will need to be trained on the use of a chemical hood.
This training video for laboratory hoods will teach your lab workers how to minimize exposure to vapors or fumes while properly using a chemical exhaust hood. These hoods prevent or lessen the chemicals from entering the “breathing zone.” Contaminants captured by the inward airflow of the hood are either filtered, diluted or exhausted through a duct system. Hoods can also provide protection from physical threats through the sash which protects workers from chemical splashes, sprays, fires, and minor explosions.
The video also discusses the role of personal protective equipment, in addition to the chemical hood, which includes safety glasses, lab coats, gloves, etc. The training also teaches viewers how to determine if the hood is working correctly by checking the air circulation around the hood, the role of face velocity when it comes to laboratory hoods, and more. HEPA type filters, biohazard, radioisotope, and perchloric acid hoods are also touched upon.
If your lab workers rely on chemical hoods to keep them safe then this video should be an important part of your lab safety training video collection. This training is available on a DVD, USB Stick, or you can also purchase the training via our online safety training program.
This lab safety video is 15 minutes long and you can see a full-length preview below.