International Workshop on “Laboratory Safety & Security Management”

Organized by University of Sargodha in Collaboration with COMSTECH
and International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi

15-16 March 2023
Venue: MFKNBS-Hall, University of Sargodha
Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2023

Program Flyer: Click Here


The Islamic world is very diverse, comprising of many developing countries, which are still in need of awareness and knowledge regarding the latest scientific research techniques. The current scientific research topics touch many fields of expertise requiring interdisciplinary expertise. In this scenario, researchers, scientists working in all fields of natural sciences have to indulge themselves in research techniques from other disciplines to produce authentic and reliable research.

The work carried out in laboratories around the globe continues to enable important advances in science and engineering. The laboratories have become the center for acquiring knowledge and developing new materials for future use, as well as for monitoring and controlling those chemicals currently used routinely in thousands of commercial processes. The chemicals and equipment used today are beneficial, but simultaneously have the potential to damage human health, the environment, equipment, and the property.

A new culture of safety and security consciousness, accountability, has developed in organizations, and educational institutions around the world. Particularly, the laboratories of the chemical industry, government, and academia have developed special procedures and equipment for handling and managing chemicals and equipment safely and securely.Realizing the importance of Laboratory Safety & Security Management, a one-day program has been planned focusing on the subject.


The program focuses on lectures being delivered by expert, eminent scholars/researchers in the area of Laboratory Safety & Security Management, aimed at building concepts, enhancing critical thinking, and developing understanding of the subject at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.

Laboratory Safety & Security Management has critical role for staff, faculty, researchers and students working in a Chemical Laboratory. The program is designed aimed to get understanding on how to protect their health including laboratory assess and environment, enhancing efficiency and productivity.

Target Audience:
Scientists, Researchers, Lab supervisors, from the OIC countries.

Key Contents:
The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Behavior Based Safety
  • Role of Communication in Safety
  • Good Lab. Practices (GLP)
  • Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Importance and Understanding Safety Data Sheets Importance
  • Lab. Waste Management& Safe disposal
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Laboratory Security
  • Training of Trainers program

About the Speaker

Mr. Khalid Latif is a dynamic executive with over 35 years of experience in multi-national companies. He earned Master’s Degree in In-organic Chemistry from University of Karachi.

Participated in various professional training courses and medium-term assignments/ project from manufacturing facilities of parent companies in Europe and Asia Pacific countries.

During his professional career, he achieved success in following

  • Lowering cost and improving delivery of products to the customer using moderns supply chain concepts
  • Vendor development and evaluation on the basis of their cost and efficiency
  • Quality. Safety and Manufacturing Excellence projects.

Under Academia-Industry interaction seminar series, he delivers lectures on various Technical, HSE, and Soft Skills Development in various Universities in Pakistan.

Currently Mr. Khalid Latif is working an Entrepreneur and Associate Consultant with:

  • Fonder & Director at KL- Technical | HSE Consultants (Self-Employee)
  • Senior Trainer & Consultant at OSHES Pakistan (Associate Partner)
  • Technical Consultant at Optimum Advisory (Associate Partner)
  • HSE Consultant at Right End Consulting (Associate Partner)

Registration Process:

Step 1: For Virtual registration:

Step 2: Read instructions in the application form carefully and submit

Step 3: Selected candidates will be notified through email; hence, applicants are required to check their emails regularly.


The workshop will be held at the University of Sargodha. Sargodha is the 12th largest city of Pakistan and known for largest kinnow-producing district of the world. It produces oranges that are considered high-quality, and supplies them to the different parts of the country. These oranges are also exported to other countries.

Technical Focal Persons

Professor Dr. Zaheer Ul-Haq
In charge Safety and Security
Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
University of Karachi

Workshop Coordinators

  • Dr Yasir Nawaz Manj
    Associate Professor/Focal Person
    International Collaboration/Global Engagement
  • Muhammad Haris Akram
    Programme Manager
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