TRAINING COURSES



It has been long recognized that many practicing chemists and analysts, young or old alike, realize the urgent need to equip themselves better in terms of knowledge of good laboratory management, particularly in the aspects of quality management. IKM Professional Centre offers courses relevant to the industry and practicing chemists.

REGISTRATION FEE FOR 2 DAYS WORKSHOP:

IKM MEMBER - RM650.00 per person

NON IKM MEMBER - RM850.00 per person

 

BASIC LABORATORY SKILLS & TECHNIQUES (BSLT)

Basic tools and operations of laboratory experiments - materials and reagents - preparations of standards solutions - Handling and care of basic laboratory instruments-balance, volumetric, glassware, oven, etc. - techniques in qualitative analysis - techniques in quantitative analysis Data collection and simple statistics - units of measurements - significant figures - descriptive statistics - calibration graphs - quality control practices Fundamental instrumental techniques of analysis - Ultra-violet -visible spectrophotometry - Atomic absorption spectrometry - Gas chromatography & liquid chromatography

CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY (CSS)

Currently, there are many chemical laboratories for various purposes especially for testing, quality control, monitoring, and research. The chemicals purchased and produced may pose potential damage to human health and environment. The institutions or users must aware the risk for the accidental occurrence, misuse of chemicals, as well as terrorism. Therefore the knowledge of chemical safety and security is important to mitigate these risks. In this workshop, the topic will be covered including fundamentals or concept of chemical safety and security, personnel protection, chemical storage/ handling, emergency management/chemical spillage, and chemical safety management. It is paramount to establish a healthy and secure chemical laboratory.

CHROMATOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES (CHR)

• Basic theory and principles of GC and HPLC • Instrumentation • Various types of detectors • Quantitative technique • Trouble shooting • Basic care and maintenance of chromatography instruments • Examples of applications

ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS WITH ATOMIC ABSORPTION, EMISSION, AND FLUORESCENE TECHNIQUES (ATS)

• Instrumentation • Operational consideration • Sample preparation and consideration • Quantitative techniques in atomic spectroscopy • Maintenance and trouble shooting

FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ISO 22000 : 2018) - UNDERSTANDING THE NEW REQUIREMENTS (FSM)

This course is suitable for individuals without any knowledge of food safety management system and wish to understand the new ISO 22000:2018 standards. The 2018 version of ISO 22000 was published on June 19 2018. With this release, ISO 22000:2005 will be withdrawn. Companies certified to the ISO 22000:2005 standard have to transition their certificate to ISO 22000:2018, and there is a 3-year transition period until June 19 2021. The aim of the ISO 22000 is to harmonize the requirements for food safety management on a global level. The standard contributes to ensure food safety throughout the whole food chain from farm-to table. ISO 22000:2018 applies the ISO High Level Structure (HLS), common for all ISO standards. As it follows the same structure as other widely applied ISO standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it will be easier to integrate with other management systems. Course Objectives : At the end of this course, participants will be able to understand : • The basic principles and documentations of HACCP and ISO22000 • The basic requirements of HACCP and ISO22000 prerequisite programs ISO/TS22002 series (GMP). • The requirements of ISO22000 : 2018 new standards • Risk based thinking and 7 ISO management principles

GENERAL QA/ QC PROCEDURES FOR TESTING LABORATORIES (QAQC)

General QA principles in accreditation -Introduction to QA and QC for laboratories -Personnel qualifications and training -Internal quality audits and quality review -Reference materials and traceability -Method validation and verification -Proficiency testing -Measurement uncertainty General QC procedures in testing -Replicate analysis -Spike recovery analysis with certified references materials -Instrument performance and calibration -Use of control charts

HOW GREEN IS THAT PRODUCT? CONDUCTING A LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT: FROM THEORY TO APPLICATION (LCA)

Improve the environmental profile of your company’s products and processes using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA is a rapidly evolving tool used to determine impacts of products or systems over a range of environmental and resource issues. In today’s world, more and more companies recognize their environmental responsibilities run from “cradle to grave.” Understanding how your company’s products measure up requires new tools for looking at environmental impacts across the production process. Now you can get up-to-date on the latest advancements in LCA, a powerful and evolving toolset for managing environmental impacts and sustainability. This two-day course provides an overview that will help any attendee to better understand how LCA is conducted and the impact it can have. Government and policy-makers will learn how to make environmentally-driven policies at the local, state and national levels. Product manufacturers will discover how to advance sustainability. University students will identify environmental assessment tools while members of NGOs and consumer protection groups will learn how to promote proper environmental product labelling.

IDENTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS IN MINERALS (ICEM)

In general, minerals can be found naturally and also synthesized in the laboratory. A mineral is solid compound attributed according to their i) natural occurrence, ii) Inorganic composition and iii) crystalline structure. Therefore, mineral will comprised of a specific chemical composition which can be expressed in a chemical formula. This will give a certain proportions of the different elements and groups of elements in the mineral. For example (magnesium iron silicate), can be written as (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 which mean that the ratio of O:Si:(Mg+Fe) is always 4:1:2. Nevertheless, the composition of olivine will depend on the chemical environment in which it formed. If the environment contain high amount of magma, olivine will possess a higher amount of Mg:Fe ratio. In other words, the composition of a mineral (ie. ratio of Mg:Fe in olivine) tells us something about the chemistry of the environment and also some information on the pressure and temperature. In this workshop, various analytical techniques namely, ICP-MS, XRF, EDX, XRD and XPS will be explored to determine the composition of chemical elements in a mineral.

IMPLEMENTING RISK-BASED THINKING AND DECISION RULE AS PER MS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 REQUIREMENTS (IRTDR)

The newly revised MS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation standard has introduced the requirements of (1) risk-based thinking in the routine laboratory operation and (2) decision rule for making a statement of conformance to a specification or compliance to a regulatory limit. The “risk-based thinking” which requires the accredited laboratory to plan and implement actions to identify and address potential risks and opportunities associated with the laboratory activities. Also, in making a statement of specification conformity or regulatory compliance, one has to evaluate the risk of “false accept” or “false reject” in making such statement which has to take the uncertainty of measurement into account, and make decision rules which are to be discussed and agreed by the clients concerned. To implement the above requirements effectively, an accredited laboratory operator needs to acquire some basic knowledge of probability and inferential statistics, and how to apply them. This training workshop is specially designed to help the participant to gain an understanding of using the risks and opportunities-based approach to evaluate the routine laboratory operational risks in areas of concern such as impartiality, confidentiality, personnel, technical nature in contract review, test method deviation and validity of test results, and to make valid interpretations in specification conformity or regulatory compliance assessments.

INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT (CHAM)

Topic 1 Overview of Chemical Hazards Identification, Assessment & Management 1. Introduction 2. Elements of Health & Safety Management 3. Chemical use in various industries 4. Explain the terms hazard and risk. 5. Factor Contributing to Hazardous Situation 6. Factors that contribute to hazardous situation 7. Explain the chemical process in the body (metabolism) 8. Explain the combined effect 9. Explain the term Risk Assessment Topic 2 Chemical Hazards Identification 1. Identification the chemical hazards 2. Data collections, and source of information 3. Types of chemical hazards in workplace • Effects on Health • Fire and Explosion • Damage to Environment 4. Example of chemical hazards due to organic solvents, silica, pesticides 5. Recommended Practices For Safety & Health Program 6. Benefits Safety & Health Programs Topic3 Chemical Risk Assessment 1. Purpose of Assessment 2. Objectives of Assessment 3. Concept of Assessment 4. Contents of Assessment 5. Methods of Conducting Assessment Topic 4 Occupational Health Standards 1. Types of exposure standards 2. Definition 3. Categories of Threshold Limit Values (TLV) 4. Limitations 5. Duration of exposure 6. Biological standards 7. Malaysian Occupational Exposure Standards Topic 5 Chemical Monitoring 1. Principles of monitoring 2. Types of sampling and monitoring 3. Monitoring equipment 4. Monitoring strategies 5. Sampling procedures 6. Methods of chemical analysis Topic 6 Legal Requirement on Chemical – Class 2013 & USECHH 2000 1. Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheets of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2013 [CLASS] 2. Industry Code of Practice on Chemicals Classification and Hazard Communication 2014 3. Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000 [USECHH] 4. Pesticides (Labelling) Regulations 1984 5. Poisons Act 1952 6. Environmental Quality (Scheduled Waste) Regulations 2005 Topic 7 Hazard Communication 1. Meaning of HAZCOM 2. Application of HAZCOM 3. Explain Labelling Requirements 4. Description of 5. Requirements 6. Minimum SDS information Pictograms 7. Safety Data Sheets requirements 8. Minimum SDS information requirements Topic 8 Emergency and Preparedness 1. Workplace emergency 2. The Need of ERP 3. Chemical Spill control and Spill kit 4. First Aid 5. First Aid & Emergency facilities

MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICALS & CHEMICAL/ LAB WASTES (MCCW)

Topic 1 Overview of Management of Chemicals 1. Chemicals discovered or made 2. Chemicals used in Industries and laboratories 3. Hazards in the workplace 4. Causes of accident in workplace 5. Chemical health risk assessment 6. Safe management of chemicals Topic 2 Local Laws & Regulations on Chemical Substances 1. General outlines of Local laws : • Factories & Machinery Act 1967 • Pesticides Act 1994 • Environmental Quality Act 1974 and Regulations 2005 • Poisons Act 1952 and Regulations 2. OSHA 1994 (Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994) a. USECHH Reg.2000 b. Class Regulation Topic 3 Management of Chemicals – Cradle to Grave concept. 1. Introduction to management of chemicals 2. State the concept of Cradle to Grave: i. Manufacturing & Production ii. Chemical Purchasing iii. Transportation; and vital information on • HAZCHEM code iv. Receiving & Internal Transportation v. Storage vi. Usage and Handling vii. Disposal 3. Explain elements of “From the Cradle to the Grave” concept. 4. Explain other control strategies Topic 4 Overview of Chemical Wastes / Laboratory wastes 1. Introduction 2. Explain the types of waste 3. Environmental issues 4. Definition of hazardous wastes 5. Explain the characteristics of wastes 6. Environmental & health effects of hazardous waste Topic 5 Local laws & Regulations on Chemical Wastes / Laboratory wastes 1. Waste (Under EQA 1974) 2. Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009 3. Hazardous Waste Management [Under EQ (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005] Topic 6 Wastes Management 1. Introduction to waste management plan 2. Wastes minimization, source reduction reuse and recycle 3. Types of wastes a. Industrial wastes 4. Storage of Schedule Wastes 5. Industrial Effluent Treatment Systems a. Chemical treatment b. Biological treatment c. Anaerobic treatment 6. Waste disposal by: a. Incineration of scheduled wastes b. Solidification c. Secure landfill

MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY IN CHEMICAL ANALYSIS (MU)

• Sampling Statistics • General Procedures of Estimation Uncertainties in Chemical Measurements by the GUM & the EURACHEM principles • Basic Procedures for MU with worked examples and exercises • Worked examples of MU by component-by-component approach • Strategy in implementing MU in Chemical Laboratory • Recent International Development of MU for Chemical Analysis

MS ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INTERNAL AUDITING (IAT)

• SAMM Requirements for Internal Audit • Overview of the Internal Audit Process • Audit Schedule • Audit planning • Development of auditors skills • Conducting an Audit • The Audit Report and Follow-up

PROCEDURES OF METHOD VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION (MVV)

• Approaches to method validation • Performance characteristic of a method • Documentation and use of method validation data • Use of method validation data for conformity assessment

STATISTICAL METHODS FOR CHEMIST (BSM)

• Propagation • Population & Means • Probability Distribution Function • Outliers • Confidence Intervals for µ the student t- • Distribution • Significance Testing • Introduction to the one-way ANOVA • Analysis of Variance • Linear Regression Standard Curve & its Confidence Intervals • Statistics in Quality Control • Detection Limits

UNDERSTANDING THE ELEMENTS OF MS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (ISO)

Introduction, General requirements, Structural requirements, Resource requirements, Process requirements, Management systems requirements

WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT SYSTEM (WWM)

Session One (Day One) Introduction To Water And Waste Water Management Classification Of Waste Water • Domestic • Sewage • Industrial Problems Associated With Waste Water • Pollution • Contamination • Food Poisioning • Endocrine Disrupting Compound How To Reduce Waste Water Formation? Session Two Waste Water Treatment System • Primary Treatment • Secondary Treatment • Tertiary Treatment Waste Water Treatment Technologies • Physical Treatment • Biological Treatment • Chemical Treatment • Filteration • Ozonation • Uv Radiation   Session Three (Day Two) Waste Water Monitoring And Required Standard Regulation • Turbidity And Total Suspended Solid • Bod & Cod • Total And Ammonical Nitrogen • Phosphates • Heavy Metals • Chlorine • Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Chemistry Behind The Test Method • Ph • Turbidity • Conductivity/ Salinity • Dissolved Oxygen Session Four Domestic Water Filteration System • Sand Filters • Membran Filters • Carbon Filters • Point Of Entry • Point Of Discharge Industrial / Commercial Water Filteraton System • Sand Filteration • Uv And Ozone Filteration • Reverse Osmosis (Ro) Latest Available Technologies • Ultra Sound / Sonification • Micro Bubbles