American Glovebox Society (AGS) is a non-profit formed in 1986 for the purpose of advancing the science of glovebox and containment technology.
AGS offers a variety of technical sessions as well as educational training at the AGS Annual Conference.
Below is an outline for the 2011 Education Training Seminar.
Introduction - Introduction of theoretical glovebox safety and safety-related lessons learned.
Ergonomics - Discussion on the relationship between glovebox safety and ergonomics.
Breach with Loaded Filters - Discussion on the impact of glovebox breaches when filters are loaded.
Task Analysis -
Discussion on how glovebox safety is enhanced by thorough task analysis prior to commencing
Operator Training -
Discussion on the importance of glovebox operator training to enhance safety and the components
of the operator training program.
Work Planning -
Discussion on how glovebox safety is enhanced by work planning prior to commencing glovebox
LANL Lessons Learned - Discussion on lessons learned from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Pharmaceutical Lessons Learned - Discussion on lessons learned from the pharmaceutical industry.
Glove Lessons Learned - Discussion on lessons learned associated with glovebox gloves.
Fire Lessons Learned - Discussion on lessons learned from the Rocky Flats fire.
Glovebox Demonstration -
Actual demonstration of glovebox transfer port operations. Bag-in and bag-out techniques.
Glove change-out and HEPA filter change-out by a qualified instructor.
Hands-on Glovebox Training - Course participants will be given the opportunity to perform activities under qualified supervision.
Theory of Containment
Basic containment principles, including primary barrier concepts, components, controls and air handling systems
Learn the proper elements for developing a successful glovebox design using sound engineering and scientific practices.
Knowledge of human abilities and limitations to design and build for comfort, efficiency, productivity and safety.
Requirements and considerations for design, construction & decommissioning a glovebox.
Installation & Operation
Course participants will learn how best to install a glovebox safely and implement startup/commissioning techniques for any type of glovebox operation. A commissioning checklist will be reviewed in detail during this course.
This course addresses the pre-contractual, construction and acceptance stages of procurement activities.
This course will focus on the importance, criteria and implementation of a quality assurance program.
Actual demonstration of glovebox transfer port operations bag-in and bag-out techniques. Glove change-out and HEPA filter change-out by a qualified instructor. Course participants will be given the opportunity to perform these activities under qualified supervision.