Risk Assessment Ventilation Optimization Group

Peck Thian Guan, National University of Singapore

Laboratory optimization has always been one of the key potential approach towards sustainable laboratory. Prior the implementation, there has been minimum effort or proper guideline made towards the conduct of risk assessment in Singapore. Locally, majority professionals are still keeping a conservative mindset of compromising safety when there are causes of adjustment to dilution within the chemical laboratory. A working group has formed to address the risk involved as laboratory ventilation risk assessment integrates cross-boundaries effort from safety, hygiene, engineering, operation and facilities professionals. The presentation describes the steps in the evaluation process which methods are used and to integrate the local authorities concerns for progression of lab ventilation optimization implementation.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about implementation challenges towards industries and commercial sectors in Singapore.
  • Learn about key safety factors considered by local authorities.
  • Learn about the balance between performance base vs defining a range of recommended rates.
  • Learn about the risk assessment evaluation procedure.


Dr Peck Thian Guan is the Director of the Office of Safety Health and Environment (OSHE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has an Honours degree and Master degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore. He was awarded a government scholarship from the Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research (SISIR) to pursue his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Hull, UK.

As the Director of OSHE, he is responsible for safety & health policy development and he oversees the implementation of the university's safety & health management system. In his role as the NUS Crisis & Emergency Management (CEM) Director, he established the NUS CEM Framework and he manages critical incidents. He is also the chairman of the NUS Energy Taskforce and the Waste and Recycling Taskforce.


Note: I2SL did not edit or revise abstract or biography text. Abstracts and biographies are displayed as submitted by the author(s).