Faculty-In-Charge: Prof. Inderdeep Singh, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engg.
In this lab, mainly research and development work is carried out by research scholars and MTech students for risk assessment of industrial hazards, which includes chemical and biological hazards also. Risk assessment is done to identify potential hazards and the expected severity of injuries, which may result from these hazards, usually based on the severity of similar past accidents.
Industrial laboratories contain significant risks, and the prevention of laboratory accidents requires great care and constant vigilance. Examples of risk factors include high voltages, high and low pressures and temperatures, corrosive and toxic chemicals, and biohazards including infective organisms and their toxins. Measures to protect against laboratory accidents include safety training and enforcement of laboratory safety policies, safety review of experimental designs, the use of personal protective equipment, and the use of the buddy system for, particularly risky operations.
In some cases, laboratory activities can also present environmental health risks, for example, the accidental or deliberate discharge of toxic or infective material from the laboratory into the environment.
Industrial/Manmade Disaster Risk Assessment Lab contains the following equipment:
- Laboratory glassware such as the beaker or reagent bottle
- Analytical devices as HPLC or spectrophotometers
- Shakers & mixers
- Thermal cyclers (PCR)
- Refrigerators and freezers
- Universal testing machine
- ULT Freezers
- Biological safety cabinets
- Sequencing instruments
- Fume hoods
- Environmental chamber
- Weighing scale
- Reagents (supply)
- Pipettes tips (supply)
- Polymer (supply) consumables for small volumes (µL and mL scale), mainly sterile