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Safety in the laboratory (580).
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1979 May; :1-389
Course work was presented for individuals involved in controlling accidental injury and death associated with work activities in various types of laboratories. Included in the topics for study were an introduction to safety which discusses safety management, general guidelines for conducting inspections, accident control measures, principles of hazard control, off the job safety, and accident prevention. Laboratory operations were discussed with specific information given concerning infections, solid waste, animal safety, hazardous materials, chemical hazards, mercury (7439976) hazards, glassware concerns, hazardous gases and vapors, industrial solvents, exposure limits, personal protective equipment, safety surveys, and check lists. A section on facilities discussed electrical hazards and explosion proof equipment, electrical hazards, ventilation, air flow, and room design. Physical agents discussed include personnel monitoring instruments, basic principles of detection instruments, electromagnetic spectroscopy, radiation exposures, survey instruments, and the effects and control of noise. Also included were fire brigade training, routes of entry, behavioral factors in safety, legal aspects, information for the workers, and emergency medical care.
Safety-practices; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-safety-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Laboratory-workers; Training; Education
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