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Best Practices for Sustainable Laboratories

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Best Practices for Sustainable Laboratories

Time: March 25, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Location: King Street Center, 8th Floor Conference Center
Street: 201 South Jackson Street
City/Town: Seattle
Event Type: continuing, education, course
Organized By: UW DEOHS Continuing Education program
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2013

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The “green” economy with its emphasis on sustainable practices for chemical use has brought new responsibilities for EH&S professionals, particularly those with responsibilities for laboratory safety. The University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (UW DEOHS) Continuing Education Programs is offering a one-day professional development course on best ‘green’ practices for laboratories. Course content will include information on designing for pollution prevention, communication strategies, waste management, and chemical selection and will be targeted to people who are responsible for laboratory safety. The purpose of the course is to identify best practices and share case studies for sustainable laboratories including those to improve the selection, evaluation, and use of chemicals in the laboratory. View the flyer

C O U R S E   O B J E C T I V E S At the completion of this course participants should be able to: • Understand best practices for achieving sustainability in laboratories • Review assessment tools for selection of safer chemicals • Discuss green chemistry principles during discovery research • Share design processes to reduce, recycle, and mitigate waste in laboratories • Influence behavior change at all levels in an organization to promote sustainability • Select and use green purchasing tools • Explore new ways to promote sustainability with “real world” case studies

A U D I E N C E This course is targeted towards those responsible for laboratory management and safety within the private and non-profit biotechnology and biomedical industry including lab managers, EH&S professionals, lab scientists, industrial hygienists, safety engineers, hazardous waste managers, and sustainability coordinators.

Pricing Schedule for Best Practices for Sustainable Laboratories in Seattle 3/25/2014 on Flyer.

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