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Glove Box Training Transporting Chemicals Learner Package Winter 2013


Produced for & in Conjunction with… Arndtsen Research Group Dept. of Chemistry McGill University Lab 240 801 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, QC H3A 2K6 Canada Phone: 514.398.5273 Website: arndtsen-group.mcgill.ca

©2012 Jessica Haak. All rights reserved.


Program Map

Glove Box Training Program Elements & Learning Strategies Learner Package

Instructor Package

 Hands on Learning  Step by Step

 Hands on

Instruction

Instructions  Flow Charts  Visual Supports  Safety Points & Reviews

In-class

 Step by Step Instructions

 One to One or

Groups of up to Six

 Inference-Based

Question Posing

Worksheet 1

 True or False  Reinforce Procedural Steps & Safety Points Worksheet 2

 Safety Questions  Narrative-Based  Reinforce: (Self-Study) Evaluation Preparation

Video 1 Video 3 (answers)

-Safety Points -Safety Wear -Glove Box Computer Worksheet 3

 Safety Questions  Narrative-Based  Reinforce: -Safety Points -Model A Doors -Multiple Users -Cycle Wheel -Vacuum Cycles Job Aid

 Procedural

Visualization

 Poster Format

Video 2 Video 4 (answers)


Table of Contents

Introduction to the Course

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Course Info

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Preparation for the Training

3

Safety & Materials

4

Introduction

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Section 1: Using the Glove Box Computer

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Ideal Conditions

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Cause for Concern

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Section 2: Brining Chemicals Into the Glove Box

8-17

Introducing the Steps

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Steps 1 & 2

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Step 3

10

Step 4

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The Cycle Wheel

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Step 5

13-14

Steps 6, 7 & 8

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Safety Review

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Section 3: Bringing Chemicals Out of the Glove Box

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Table of Contents

Section 4: Preparing the Glove Box for the Next User

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Most Important Things to Remember

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Evaluations

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Set-up

21

Worksheet 1

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Worksheet 2

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Worksheet 3

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Worksheet 1 Answers

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Worksheet 2 Answers

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Worksheet 3 Answers

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Rate Your Training

28-29

Exam

30-31

Glossary

32-33

References

34-35


Course Info Transporting Chemicals . YOUR NAME: _____________________________________________

A Step-by-Step Guide to Master Chemical Transport

YOUR TRAINER’S NAME _____________________________________________

Learn How to Transport Chemicals Safely and Confidently

DATE OF TRAINING _____________________________________________

Knowing the fundamentals in glove box chemistry is essential for your success as a chemist. Did you know that when you incorrectly transport chemicals into the glove box you can damage the equipment, harm you or your colleagues’ experiments and/or waste valuable chemicals? The purpose of this training program is to ensure you are able to confidently follow the procedures necessary to correctly and safely transport chemicals into and out of the glove box. This training program has been designed to guide you through the procedures in a step-by-step and hands-on manner. During the training you will be using the glove box directly in a hands on session with a glove box head. Additionally, you will be provided with materials to review outside of the session including films, questions, and worksheets to help you better retain the presented information.

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The 4 Topics Covered in this Session ①  How to read the glove box computer. ②  How to bring chemicals into the glove box. ③  How to bring chemicals out of the glove box. ④  How to prepare the glove box for the next user.


Preparation for the Training Transporting Chemicals To Start Before starting make sure that you are able to complete the tasks below. If you are uncertain about any of these steps it is important to talk to your trainer in advance. Without a basic grasp of the glove box as a system it is easy to make a mistake that can have a big impact on the equipment, your work, and the work of others in the lab, so don’t be shy. Communication is a necessary part of using the glove box.

Can you...

Task

Name the major parts of the glove box.

Label a basic diagram of a glove box.

Explain how the value on the vacuum gauge relates to the pressure inside the antechamber.

Explain how the glove box removes oxygen and water from its atmosphere.

Explain what types of chemicals are incompatible with the O2 purifier in the glove box.

Explain what each of the four circular icons on the glove box computer main menu represent in relationship to the glove box.

Explain what types of reactions are unsafe or impossible to conduct in a glove box.

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Safety & Materials Transporting Chemicals Important Safety Notes A glove box group head will guide you through this training and give you important safety notes along the way. Be sure to follow your trainers instructions at all times. If you have any concerns during the training, it is important that you communicate them to your trainer. In the event of an accident or emergency follow your departmental procedures as paraphrased below (McGill Hazard Waste Management, 2012a). In case of a spill: ①  Call security (3000 on the lab phone). ②  Identify yourself. ③  Indicate that you are calling about a spill. ④  Be precise about the spill type. ⑤  Provide information about your location and the damage. ⑥  Afterwards, fill out a spill report available online (McGill Hazardous Waste Management, 2012b). In case of a fire or injury: ①  Call 911 immediately. ②  Identify yourself. ③  Indicate that you are calling about an injury or fire. ④  Be precise about the damage or injury. ⑤  Provide information about your location. ⑥  If you require internal help call 3000.

What to Wear  Safety Glasses  Latex Gloves  Lab Coat  Close-toed Shoes (McGill Chemistry, 2006) ✪Remember, latex gloves must be disposed of before entering departmental corridors

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Introduction Transporting Chemicals 4 Important Glove Box Pointers To Remember at all Times

✪ Never open the outer antechamber door when the inner antechamber door is open or vice versa.

✪ Make sure your chemical is sealed inside a glove box certified container.

✪ Always do three full and refill vacuum cycles before bringing chemicals into the glove box.

✪ Check the glove box computer regularly while working in the glove box.

Glove Box Computer Inner Antechamber Door

Antechamber Antechamber Valve

Vacuum Gauge

Outer Antechamber Door Cycle Wheel

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Section 1: The Glove Box Computer Transporting Chemicals

Ideal Conditions

O2: Between 0.1-5 ppm H2O: Between 0.1-5 ppm Pressure: Between 1-6 mbar Four Circulator Icons: Green Alarm Sign: Off

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Section 1: The Glove Box Computer Transporting Chemicals

Cause for Concern

Alarm

O2: Above 5 ppm H2O: Above 5 ppm Pressure: Above 6 mbar Four Circulator Icons: Red Alarm Sign: On

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âœŞâ€ŻShould any of these conditions occur contact a senior lab member right away.


Section 2: Bringing Chemicals in Transporting Chemicals In this section learn how to‌

Step One:

Ensure the antechamber gauge is at 0 psi.

Step Six Open the inner antechamber door.

Step Seven With your hands in the glove box pick up the sealed chemical and place it in the glove box.

Step Eight Close the inner antechamber door. 8

Step Two:

Open the outer antechamber door.

Step Five Conduct three vacuum and refill cycles using the antechamber valve.

Step Three:

Load a chemical in a sealed container into the antechamber.

Step Four:

Close the outer antechamber door.

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Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals Step One: Ensure the antechamber gauge is at 0 psi. a.  Resolve any deviation by turning the antechamber valve to the “refill” position. b.  Wait until the vacuum gauge reaches 0 psi. c.  Turn the antechamber valve to the marked “closed” position.

Antechamber Vacuum Gauge

Step Two: Open the outer antechamber door. Procedure for Model A a.  Turn the antechamber door knob counterclockwise until the door feels loose. b.  Turn the antechamber door counterclockwise 25°. c.  Detach the antechamber door and place it knob down on a flat surface.

Model A

Procedure for Model B a.  Pull the antechamber handle to unlatch the antechamber hinge. b.  Pull the door open to a 90° angle. Model B

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Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals Step Three: Load a chemical in a sealed container into the antechamber. a.  Slide the antechamber tray out of the glove box by one foot. b.  Place the chemical in a sealed container on the tray. c.  Push the antechamber tray completely into the antechamber. A Chemical in a Sealed Container

Antechamber Tray

✪ Before bringing any solid chemicals into the antechamber make sure that the lid is on, but loosened by half a turn. This will allow room for the air to escape when it goes into the glove box. ✪ Did you know that not all chemicals can go into the glove box? When in doubt talk to your trainer or a senior lab member.

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Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals Step Four: Close the outer antechamber door. Procedure for Model A a.  Pickup the outer antechamber door. b.  Fit the outer antechamber door grooves into the door frame. c.  Turn the outer antechamber door clockwise 25°. d.  Turn the outer antechamber door knob clockwise, using only your thumb, index finger, and middle finger, (called: the 3 finger rule), until it is

difficult to continue turning.

Procedure for Model B a.  Push the outer antechamber door towards the glove box until it is touching the door frame. b.  Line the outer antechamber handle with the outer antechamber latch and pull down on the antechamber handle to seal the door.

✪ Be careful when tightening Model A doors.

The Three Finger Rule

Make sure

that the next user can comfortably open it.

✪ When using Model A doors use the “three finger rule”.

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Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals The Importance of the Cycle Wheel Before beginning the vacuum cycles it is important to know what the cycle wheel is. This is a visual tool to help both you and your co-workers to know what the condition of the glove box is. By using this tool you will avoid confusion, miscommunication and accidents. Antechamber Cycle Wheel: A visual aid designed to alert users to the cycle state of the antechamber. 


Cycle Wheel Legend Cycle 1 = 1st Cycle 2 = 2nd Cycle 3 = 3rd N2 = Safe to bring chemicals in or out of the glove box. ✪ Air = Unsafe to bring chemicals in or out of the glove box.

✪ Always use the cycle wheel to indicate Cycle Wheel

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what cycle you are in, this will avoid confusion when there are multiple users.


Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals Step Five: Conduct three vacuum and refill cycles using the antechamber valve.
 Cycles 1 & 2 a.  Turn the antechamber valve to the marked “evacuate” position. b.  Turn the antechamber cycle wheel to “1”. c.  Wait five minutes. d.  Turn the antechamber valve to the marked “refill” position until between 5 psi and 15 psi is reached on the antechamber vacuum gauge to complete cycle 1. e.  Repeat steps a-d again, this time turning the cycle wheel to “2”.

Antechamber Valve Evacuate

Refill

Antechamber Vacuum Gauge

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Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals Cycle 3

Antechamber Valve Evacuate

a.  Turn the antechamber valve to the marked “evacuate” position. b.  Turn the antechamber cycle wheel to “3”. c.  Wait five minutes.

d.  Turn the antechamber valve to the marked “refill” position until 0 psi on the antechamber vacuum gauge is reached to complete cycle 3. e.  Put the antechamber valve to the “closed” position. f.  Turn the antechamber cycle wheel to “N2”.

Refill

Closed

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Antechamber Vacuum Gauge


Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals Step Six: Open the inner antechamber door. 
 Procedure for Model A a.  Put hands through the box gloves and extend them into the box. b.  Turn the inner antechamber doorknob counterclockwise 360°. c.  Turn the inner antechamber door counterclockwise 25°. d.  Detach the inner antechamber door and place it knob down on the glove box floor. Procedure for Model B a.  Put hands through the box gloves and extend them into the box. b.  Pull the inter antechamber handle to unlatch the inner antechamber hinge. c.  Pull the door open to a 90° angle.

✪ Always monitor your Inner Antechamber Door

glove box computer when opening doors.

✪ The general mechanics of opening the door from the outside and inside are the same. The only difference is that your hands will be inside the gloves for step six.

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Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals Step Seven: With your hands in the gloves pick up the sealed chemical and place it in the glove box. 
 Step Eight: With your hands in the gloves close the inner antechamber door.
 Procedure for Model A a.  Pickup the inner antechamber door. b.  Fit the inner antechamber door grooves into the door frame. c.  Turn the inner antechamber door clockwise 25°. d.  Turn the outer antechamber door knob clockwise, using only your thumb, index finger, and middle finger, (called: the 3 finger rule), until it is difficult to continue turning. Procedure for Model B a.  Push the inner antechamber door towards the glove box until it is touching the door frame. b.  Line the inner antechamber handle with the inner antechamber latch and pull down on the inner antechamber handle to seal the door.

Glove Tips

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When working in the glove box it is recommended that you wear a long sleeve shirt. Until you feel confident moving in the box, go slow! Make sure that your fingertips do not feel loose. If they do maneuver your hands until they feel snug. If you suspect that there is a hole in the gloves talk to a senior lab member right away.


Section 2: Bringing Chemicals In Transporting Chemicals Safety Review for Bringing Chemicals into the Glove Box ①  Before bringing any solid chemicals into the antechamber make sure that the lid is on, but loosened by half a turn. This will allow room for the air to escape when it goes into the glove box.

Sealed Container

②  Did you know that not all chemicals can go into the glove box? When in doubt talk to your trainer or a senior lab member. ③  Be careful when tightening model A doors.

Three Finger Rule

Make sure that the next user will be able to comfortably open and close the door. ④  Always use the “3 finger rule” when tightening model A doors: your thumb, index finger and middle finger.

Cycle Wheel

⑤  Always use the cycle wheel to avoid confusion when there are multiple users in or around the glove box. ⑥  Always monitor your glove box computer when opening doors.

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Glove Box Computer


Section 3: Bringing Chemicals Out Transporting Chemicals Step One:

Open the inner antechamber door.

Step Six Close the outer antechamber door.

Step Two:

Place the sealed chemical in the antechamber.

Step Five Remove the sealed chemical.

Step Three:

Close the inner antechamber door.

Step Four:

Open the outer antechamber door.

✪ Make sure the inner Out

antechamber door is secure before opening the outer antechamber door.

✪ Always monitor your glove box computer during these steps.

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Section 4: Preparing the Glove Box for the Next User Transporting Chemicals 6 Important Glove Box Etiquette Practices

①  Always label your chemicals. ②  Always tidy up chemicals and equipment. ③  Sweep the bench. ④  Place all dirty or broken glassware, empty bottles, dirty cloths, and debris in the glove box garbage (blue bin). ⑤  Clean the inside of the gloves with a cloth & solvent. ⑥  Clean the outside of the gloves with a cloth & water.

Dirty or Broken Glassware Empty Bottles Dirty Cloths Debris

Small Garbage Bin *located inside the glove box

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Conclusion Transporting Chemicals Most important things to remember when working…

✪ It takes time to remember all of the steps in this procedure, so use the visuals in this guide to help you for the first couple of weeks.

✪ Try not to rush through the steps.

It will take a long time for a senior lab member to fix the machine if oxygen or air is introduced.

✪ Always remember to monitor your glove box computer and let a senior lab member know if there is a deviation.

✪ Always use your cycle wheel.

This will avoid confusion especially if there are multiple users at one time.

✪ Be careful when tightening model A doors.

Make sure that you or the next user will be able to open it. (Use the three finger rule).

✪ Always make sure that the inner antechamber door is closed when opening the outer antechamber door and vice versa.

✪ Always do three full vacuum and refill cycles. ✪ If you are introducing a solid chemical into the box loosen the sealed container a bit to allow for air to escape.

✪ Not everything can go in the glove box.

Avoid introducing a chemical or item that you are unsure of, this can be very dangerous.

✪ Lastly, it takes time to master moving in the glove box.

Don’t be shy to ask your trainer about tips on how to move around.

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Evaluation Preparation Transporting Chemicals The Set-up There will be a hands on evaluation for this training to ensure that you have understood all of the steps covered and that you are able to execute them when given a list of procedures to follow. To help you, this guide includes some practice activities for you to do on your own. After completing these activities your instructor will have you read the glove box computer, bring a chemical into the box, bring a chemical out of the box, and prepare the glove box for the next user Discuss with your trainer when this evaluation will be scheduled. The answers for these activities are available at the end of this section. Included in this section ①  Worksheet 1: Glove Box True or False ②  Worksheet 2: The Evil Chemist & the Glove Box Computer ③  Worksheet 3: The Busy Chemists & the Glove Box Confusion

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Worksheet 1 Evaluation Preparation Transporting Chemicals Instructions: Use the training materials to help you answer the questions below. This exercise will help you to prepare for the hands on evaluation. Mark an X for “true” or an X for “false”.

True or False 1. When the cycle wheel is turned to “air” it is okay to bring a chemical into the glove box. 2. When sealing a solid chemical in a container it is important to put the lid on tightly. 3. When closing the model A doors you should only use three fingers. 4. When the O2 level on the machine is at 10 ppm I can bring a chemical into the glove box. 5. The mechanics of the inner antechamber door and outer antechamber door are different. 6. If I suspect there is a hole in a glove, I should notify a senior lab member. 7. If the circulator icons are red I can bring a chemical into the glove box. 8. To clean the gloves on the outside of the glove box I should use solvent and a cloth. 9. To clean the gloves on the inside of the glove box I should use water and a cloth. 10. After I have checked the glove box computer, the first step in bringing a chemical into the glove box is to ensure the vacuum gauge is at 10 psi.

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Worksheet 2 Evaluation Preparation Transporting Chemicals Instructions: Begin by watching the training film Video 1a: The Evil Chemist & The Glove Box Computer. When you are finished answer the questions below to help to you to prepare for the evaluation. If you do not have access to a Smartphone that reads QR codes you can also access the video by searching YouTube for the title or going to the URL.

☞ www.yout ube.com/ watch? v=BDIXttbiSs w&feature=yo utu.be QR Code

URL

①  What was wrong with the O2 measurement in the film? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ②  What was wrong with the H2O measurement in the film? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ③  What was wrong with the pressure in the film? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ④  What was wrong with the circulator icons in the film? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ⑤  What good safety practices were followed in the film? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ⑥  What poor safety practices were followed in the film? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

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Worksheet 3 Evaluation Preparation Transporting Chemicals Instructions: Begin by watching the training film, Video 2a: The Busy Chemists & the Glove Box Confusion. When you are finished answer the questions below to help to you to prepare for the evaluation. If you do not have access to a Smartphone that reads QR codes you can also access the video by searching YouTube for the title or going to the URL.

✐ www.youtub e.com/watch? v=caCyP5MwS tQ&feature=yo utu.be

QR Code

URL

What mistakes did the female character make with regards to the glove box vacuum cycles? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ① 

What mistakes did the male character make with regards to the glove box vacuum cycles? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ② 

③  What good safety practices were followed in the film? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ④  What poor safety practices were followed in the film? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

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Worksheet 1 (Answers) Evaluation Preparation Transporting Chemicals

True or False

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1. When the cycle wheel is turned to “air� it is okay to bring a chemical into the glove box.

X

2. When sealing a solid chemical in a container it is important to put the lid on tightly.

X

3. When closing the model A doors you should only use three fingers.

X

4. When the O2 level on the machine is at 10 ppm I can bring a chemical into the glove box.

X

5. The mechanics of the inner antechamber door and outer antechamber door are different.

X

6. If I suspect there is a hole in a glove, I should notify a senior lab member.

X

7. If the circulator icons are red I can bring a chemical into the glove box.

X

8. To clean the gloves on the outside of the glove box I should use solvent and a cloth.

X

9. To clean the gloves on the inside of the glove box I should use water and a cloth.

X

10. After I have checked the glove box computer, the first step in bringing a chemical into the glove box is to ensure the vacuum gauge is at 10 psi.

X

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Worksheet 2 (Answers) Evaluation Preparation Transporting Chemicals ① 

What was wrong with the O2 measurement in the film?   In the film the O2 level was at 10 ppm.   Ideal conditions are between 0.1 & 5 ppm.

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What was wrong with the H2O measurement in the film?   In the film the H2O level was at 15ppm.   Ideal conditions are between 0.1 & 5ppm.

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What was wrong with the pressure in the film?   In the film the pressure was at 10 mbar.   Ideal conditions are between 1-6 mbar.

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What was wrong with the circulator icons in the film?   The circulator icons were red.   Ideal conditions are that the circulator icons are green.

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What good safety and glove box practices were followed in the film? #1: Wearing safety wear. #2: Helping injured co-workers. #3: Consulting the procedures. #4: Ensuring the O2 is between 0.1 & 5 ppm. #5: Ensuring the H2O is between 0.1 & 5 ppm. #6: Ensuring the pressure is between 1 & 6 mbar. #7: Ensuring the circulator icons are all green. #8: Telling a senior lab member that there is a problem with the glove box.

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What poor safety and glove box practices were followed in the film? #1: Missing safety glasses. #2: Putting safety wear on in the lab. #3: Tampering with the glove box computer. #4: Ignoring smoke from a machine. #5: Waiting to call 911 & 3000. #6: Using mystical potions instead of first aid.

✪ Watch

Video 1b: The Evil Chemist & the Glove Box Computer (Answers) for more details about the answers. If you do not have access to a Smartphone that reads QR codes you can also access the video by searching YouTube for the title or going to the URL.

✐ http:// youtu.be/ JzGHJMos4LA

QR Code

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URL


Worksheet 3 (Answers) Evaluation Preparation Transporting Chemicals ① 

What mistakes did the female character make with regards to the glove box vacuum cycles?   She left the cycle wheel on “air” instead of placing it on “1”.

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What mistakes did the male character make with regards to the glove box vacuum cycles?   He did not wait for three full cycles before bringing a chemical into the box.

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What good safety practices & glove box practices were followed in the film? #1: Keeping the cap semi-loose on a solid. #2: Putting the vacuum gauge is at 0 psi before opening the outer antechamber door. #3: Coordinating with others your use of the glove box. #4: Conducting cycle 1.

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What poor safety practices and glove box practices were followed in the film? #1: Rushing & running. #2: Tightening the door such that others cannot open it. #3: Placing the cycle wheel on “air” instead of “1” during the first cycle. #4: Bringing chemicals into the glove box before doing 3 full cycles.

✪ Watch Video 2b: The Busy Chemists & the

Glove Box Confusion (Answers) for more details about the answers. If you do not have access to a Smartphone that reads QR codes you can also access the video by searching YouTube for the title or going to the URL.

URL QR Code

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✐ http:// www.youtube.c om/watch? v=tvWf5dmTcN o URL


Rate Your Training

Rate Your Training Instructions: Marking an ‘X’ in the appropriate column indicate whether you strongly disagree (SD), disagree (D), are neutral to (N), agree (A) or strongly agree (SA) with the following statements. Statement

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My instructor was knowledgeable on the topic.

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My instructor gave me opportunities to ask questions.

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My instructor spoke clearly when giving the training.

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My instructor covered all of the content in the course package.

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My instructor gave me opportunities to directly use the equipment.

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Before the training I had experience using the equipment.

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Before the training I had a high level of interest in learning about the equipment.

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Before the training I had a high level of knowledge about the equipment.

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The materials in the learner package helped me to better understand the main concepts in the training.

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The amount of material covered in the course was reasonable for the timeframe.

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I found the examples used in the learner package helped me to better understand the main concepts.

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I found the visuals used in the learner package helped me to better understand the main concepts.

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I feel confident that I can perform the tasks outlined in the training without causing damage to the equipment.

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I felt safe throughout the course of the training.

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I feel confident that I can explain > 80% of the concepts in this training to a fellow student in my lab.

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I felt this training was relevant to my work in the lab.

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Rate Your Training Instructions: Write your opinion to the questions below. 1. What was your overall impression of the training? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

2. What did you like most about the training? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

3. What suggestions do you have for improving the training? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

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The Exam Part One: The Glove Box Computer. With your instructor go to the glove box computer. Read the glove box computer conditions. State whether or not it is safe to bring a chemical into the glove box. Part Two: Bringing a Chemical In. Use the infographic for this course or your leaner package to help you to safely bringing a chemical into the glove box. As you follow the procedures your trainer will verify that you complete each step fully. 1  2  3  4  5  6  7 

Ensure the antechamber vacuum gauge is at 0 psi. Open the outer antechamber door. Load a sealed chemical into the antechamber. Close the outer antechamber door. Conduct three vacuum and refill cycles. Open the inner antechamber door. With your hands in the glove box pick up your chemical and place it in the glove box. 8 Close the inner antechamber door.

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Part Three: Bringing a Chemical Out. Use the checklist below to help you to safely bringing a chemical out of the glove box. As you follow the procedures your trainer will verify that you complete each step fully. 1  2  3  4  5  6 

Open the inner antechamber door. Place the sealed chemical in the antechamber. Close the inner antechamber door. Open the outer antechamber door. Remove the sealed chemical. Close the outer antechamber door.

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The Exam Part Four: Preparing the Glove Box for the Next User. Use the checklist below to help you prepare the glove box for the next user. Once you are finished notify the observer. 1)  2)  3)  4)  5)  6) 

All chemicals in the glove box are labeled. All chemicals and equipment are put away. All dirty and empty glassware, bottles & cloths in the garbage. The bench is debris free. The inside of the gloves are debris free. The outside of the gloves are debris free.

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Glossary of Terms Transporting Chemicals Antechamber: A metal container attached to a vacuum source and an inert gas source, designed to transport materials in and out of a glove box. Antechamber Cycle: A procedure involving evacuation and subsequent refilling of the antechamber with inert gas. Antechamber Handle: A piece of equipment on certain glove box models that allows for the opening and closing of the antechamber inner and outer doors. Antechamber Latch: A large metal loop attached to the inner and outer antechamber doors on some glove box models that holds the antechamber handles in place. Antechamber Tray: A flat metal surface inside the antechamber designed to transport chemicals in and out of the antechamber. Antechamber Valve: A small knob that can divert the antechamber to the vacuum source or inert gas source. Closed Position: A setting on the vacuum gauge that seals the antechamber from inert gas flow and the vacuum pump. Cycle Wheel: A visual aid designed to alert users to the cycle state of the antechamber. Evacuate Position: A setting on the antechamber valve that removes the atmospheric gases from the antechamber.

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Glossary of Terms Transporting Chemicals Inner Antechamber Door: The direct entry and exit point to the glove box and secured antechamber. mbar (millibar pressure unit): a unit of pressure, used within the metric system. 1 mbar is equal to 100 Pascals. (also abbreviated with mb and mbr). Outer Antechamber Door: The direct entry and exit point to the antechamber and the outside lab area. ppm (parts per million): Unit used to measure trace amounts of chemicals or gases. psi (pounds per square inch): The unit measure of pressure. Refill Position: A setting on the antechamber valve that introduces inert gas into the antechamber. Sealed Container: An airtight vessel designed to hold chemicals. Three Finger Rule: A procedure for opening Model A glove boxes, that involves using only your thumb, index finger and middle finger. Vacuum Gauge: An instrument that measures vacuum pressure.

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References Transporting Chemicals A Note on Glove Box Procedures. There is no international procedure for glove boxes. Different research groups across the world work with various glove box models, unique breeds of chemistry, and group or university-specific policies they are required to follow. The procedures in the program where developed based on the instructional design strategies outlines in Carliner (2003) and in conjunction with three subject matter experts (doctoral students) at McGill University. A Note on Models. The glove boxes that are used at McGill University are from the Lab Master series produced by mBraun. At McGill University several research groups have double station models; whereas, other groups have single station models. For more information on your specific model contact your mBraun rep for details. Additionally, you may wish to consult the provided glove box links.

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General Glove Box Links

 mBraun www.mbraun.com

 mBraun Safety Documents www.mbraun.com/knowledge-center/ safety/

 The Glove Box Society www.gloveboxsociety.org


References Transporting Chemicals Carliner, S. (2003). Training Design Basics. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press. McGill Hazardous Waste Management (2012, October 22). Emergencies. (Online Post). Retrieved from http://www.mcgill.ca/hwm/emergencies McGill Hazardous Waste Management (2012, October 18). Waste Management Forms. (Online Post). Retrieved from http://www.mcgill.ca/hwm/forms/ McGill Chemistry (2006). Guidelines and Procedures. (Online Post). Retrieved from http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/safety/guidelines.html

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