How To Safely Handle Lab Glassware


If your lab employees handle glassware of any kind, this video should be considered necessary training for your staff. This “Safe Handling of Laboratory Glassware” video will show your lab workers how to properly handle beakers, flasks, bottles, jars, tubing and more. As you know, lab glassware is very fragile. However, the breaking of the glass might not be the biggest issue. In fact, it might be what’s inside the container that is most important. If your glassware breaks it could cause contamination or other serious injury. This training video teaches lab workers how to use the proper glassware for the proper substance as many chemicals might react to glass. Further, the video discusses heating glassware, and the fact that certain procedures like vacuum or gas producing processes might require specialized glassware.

Specific emphasis is placed on training the lab worker for properly handing the glassware, what personal protective equipment should be worn, and how to properly transport lab glass. Finally, the video discusses the proper technique to stir materials inside lab glass containers as well as when to know that a piece of glassware is faulty. If you have lab workers who use glassware, then this training video will teach them how to use it safely, and prevent accident and injuries while completing their job duties. This program is available on a DVD, USB Stick, or you can also purchase the training via our online safety training program.

This lab glassware safety training video is 13 minutes long and you can view a full-length preview of the video below.

All of our training videos include the following additional resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

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