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H - Health and Safety Program

Clandestine Laboratory Health and Safety - Refresher

Class Code: 
H106

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
Class Description: 
Clandestine Laboratory Health and Safety - Refresher

Course Contact:

Laboratory Safety Officer

Class Code: 
H102

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
Class Description: 
This four day (32 hour) course will provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of health and safety that directly relate to forensic laboratory operations. Successful completion of the course will allow the student to assist their laboratory management personnel in maintaining an effective health and safety program. Graduates will understand and be able to follow a standard industrial hygiene approach in problem solving including hazard recognition, evaluation and control, for the subject topics. Course topics will cover issues germane to both technical and administrative staff. Some of the principle topics covered include (but are not limited to) bloodborne pathogens, chemical hygiene plan, ergonomics, exhaust ventilation, waste management and legal issues. Because of the availability of other training, some topics directly related to clandestine drug laboratory scenes and firearms safety will not be addressed in this course. Each class is limited to 12 students. This course is POST reimbursable, Plan IV
Instructor: 
Various
Teaching Methods: 
Lectures, video presentations, practical and written exercises.
Objectives: 
To develop an understanding of essential laboratory health and safety practices and respective regulatory requirements via the interactive exercises and classroom discussions.
Prerequisites: 
Basic understanding of forensic laboratory work activities and familiarization with general chemistry and biology terminology.
Preparation: 
Pre-course reading/activity package may be required.
Materials Fee: 
A $35.00 materials fee will be charged to all non-BFS students. This charge is due at the beginning of class. Make check(s) payable to the California Department of Justice.
Tuition: 
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $480.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.

Course Contact:

Supervisor's Training - Laboratory Safety

Class Code: 
H101

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
Class Description: 
This two-day and a half-day (20 hour) course will provide students with information on the administrative and managerial issues connected with a proactive laboratory health and safety program. The course will cover topics such as (but not limited to) an overview of applicable and proposed regulations/statutes, implementation of compliance programs and examples of written program elements, workers compensation and injury/illness reporting, accident investigation, emergency preparedness/disaster planning, record keeping, training, health and safety audits/inspections, legal issues (liability--'duty-of-care'), and an explanation of common regulatory fees/taxes. The specific topics will be presented in the overall context of risk management. Each class is limited to 15 students. This course is POST reimbursable, Plan IV
Instructor: 
Various
Teaching Methods: 
Lectures, group discussions/work groups, and video presentations, and written exercises.
Objectives: 
To develop an understanding of the administrative components in implementing and managing an effective laboratory health and safety program. A written test will be administered at the end of the course.
Prerequisites: 
Current standing as a supervisor/manager in the forensic sciences. Non-supervisory personnel will be admitted providing space is available.
Preparation: 
Pre-course reading material/activity package.
Materials Fee: 
$35.00
Tuition: 
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $250.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.

Course Contact:

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