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Control proves essential to protect lab workers.

Authors
Schelel-LD
Source
Occup Health Saf 1977 Aug; 46(4):34-37
NIOSHTIC No.
00073079
Abstract
The toxic action of chemicals has been classified by their mode of action: irritants, asphyxiants, anesthetics, metabolic poisons, immunologic stimulants and mitotic stimulants. Principles of control of substances with each type of action are discussed, with examples of accidents which have occurred. Two levels of administrative control for the safe use of chemicals in laboratories are identified. The primary responsibility rests with the principal investigator with overall supervision by the program director. Assessment of the hazard for particular chemical exposures can be based on the median lethal dose information with the toxic effect.
Keywords
IOHSA5; NIOSH-Author; Testing-facilities; Workers; Immunologic-reactions; Toxic-substances; Metabolic-antagonists; Toxicity; Control-measures; Accident-analysis; Mitosis; Genetics; Accident-prevention; Safety-measures
CODEN
OHSADQ
Publication Date
19770801
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1977
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0362-4064
Source Name
Occupational Health and Safety
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division