Making Sense of Multiple Codes: Hazmat Materials in Labs
The storage and use of hazardous materials in labs is highly regulated by building codes, fire prevention codes and NFPA standards, as well as by insurance underwriters. We’ll dig deep into the hazmat codes for labs, explaining IBC and NFPA, and how to apply the codes that overlap. We’ll explain how to design a lab space to meet these complicated requirements, including designing control areas and maximum allowable quantities of hazardous materials. We’ll also go in-depth into the different lab classifications, lab protection by building class type, and chemical restrictions. The course will help improve laboratory safety by educating end users on the various applicable codes and standards that regulate the laboratory environment.
- Understand the codes that apply to designing labs that contain hazardous materials, including IBC and NFPA.
- Explain when NFPA 45 does and does not apply to lab design.
- Describe how to design a lab to comply with codes, including considerations for maximum allowable quantities.
- Understand lab classifications, lab protection by building class type, and chemical restrictions.