Author: Dan Scungio
Publisher: Hcpro, a Division of Blr
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Terry Jo Gile (the Safety Lady) and Dan Scungio have completely updated this trusted lab safety training and compliance resource for 2014. The Complete Guide to Laboratory Safety, Fourth Edition, consolidates regulations from all relevant agencies, including OSHA, The Joint Commission, CAP, CLSI, DOT, and state health departments. This proven guide offers customizable policies, procedures, and checklists to develop and update a compliance program and avoid costly fines. The Complete Guide to Laboratory Safety will help you: - Create and update your policies and procedures with fully customizable templates - Build a culture of safety with checklists and tools related to topics including waste management, specimen transportation, chemical hygiene, and ergonomics in the lab setting - Keep up to date with regulations from OSHA, The Joint Commission, - CAP, CLSI, DOT, and state regulators - Employ best practices to avoid worker injury and costly citations What's New? - This edition is updated with all relevant regulations, including the new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) guidelines for fire safety and the revised International Air Transportation Association (IATA) requirements - New case studies are featured in each chapter - The book includes the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recommendations for laboratory design, which Dan Scungio helped develop - This edition includes newly developed safe work practices - The book includes a new chapter on chemical management that incorporates OSHA's revised hazardous chemical labeling standard
Author: Terry Jo Gile
Publisher: Hcpro Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Make mandatory safety training fun and memorable--we'll show you how! Laboratory directors face increasing pressure from OSHA, the Joint Commission, COLA, and CAP to train frontline staff on safety compliance every year. Safety compliance training not only fulfills annual regulatory requirements, but also helps to maintain a safe work environment, protect your facility's bottom line, and avoid fines or fees from major regulators. But, on top of everything you already do on the job, we know there's little time left to design a training program that's both creative and educational.That's where the ""Safety Lady(TM)"" comes in! HCPro is proud to introduce" Lab Safety Training Made Simple"--a comprehensive training program delivered in an easy-to-use book and CD-ROM set. Written by" "The Safety Lady, (TM)"" Terry Jo Gile, this resource is just as the name implies--it will help you make obligatory safety training simple and easy to do, as well as fun and interesting, so your staff won't fall asleep! Packed with tips, tools, games, activities, and case studies, "Lab Safety Training Made Simple" features training methods culled from lab experts in the field. It provides guidance on how to design successful training for employees of various ages, learning styles, levels of education, and job experience.Five reasons you need "Lab Safety Training Made Simple"! Whether you're a lab manager or director; safety, training, or compliance officer; or even hospital safety director, "Lab Safety Training Made Simple" will help ensure that your employees stay engaged, while being educated on key safety procedures. 19 lab activities and games--Written specifically for laboratory employees, these activities are sure to keep things interesting for everyone! Expert "how to" advice--Terry Jo Gile draws on years of experience, and shares her expert advice on how to decide "which" method of training may work best for different topics or situations, and "when" to deliver training using internal staff or outside resources. A special section devoted to training new employees--Make sure newcomers learn their lab standard operating procedures right away, know where emergency equipment is located, and understand what to do if a spill or other accident occurs. Since safety must be a full-time concern, this section will also offer guidance on regular updates and refresher training for "all" staff. Tips, tools, and case studies--Each lab safety topic covered in the book includes at least one relevant case study, as well as several "Safety Savvy Tip" boxes that provide important points to emphasize during training. Plus, each topic comes with a competency assessment suggestion and an evaluation tool to gauge how well your staff is doing! Critical compliance information--All of the safety topics are directly correlated with the safety section of the CAP Laboratory General Checklist, and include additional references where appropriate. What's covered Lab Safety Training Made Simple? This user-friendly guide spells out ways to effectively and creatively train staff on "mandatory annual" training topics: January: Specimen Transport February: Hoods/Environmental March: Personal Protective Equipment April: Ergonomics May: Bloodborne Pathogens June: General Safety July: Compressed Gases August: Safe Work Practices September: Chemical Hygiene October: Fire Safety November: Electrical Safety December: Waste Management Every chapter of the book also features: Objectives Outlines Talking Points Activities plan Competency Assessment Evaluation form References If you already have a training program you're comfortable with, you don't have to change your presentation--just add one or two ideas from "Lab Safety Training Made Simple" to what you already do well. However, if safety training is just too overwhelming, follow the easy talking points and activities, use the case studies provided, or create your own, and soon you will be presenting with pizzazz! Whatever your lab safety training needs are, this book and CD-ROM are guaranteed to add some fun and creativity to the process. Order your copy of "Lab Safety Training Made Simple" today! Mrs. Gile is the author of many books and resources, including"Complete Guide to Laboratory Safety," and also contributes to HCPro's free weekly e-zine Lab Safety Advisor. She can be reached through her Web site, "www.safetylady.com."
Author: Jay A. Young
Release Date: 1991-06-26
The work of accident prevention in the lab begins with foresight. Discerning "close calls"--near accidents--early enough prevents them from turning into full-fledged mishaps, mishaps that cost time and money, and which could result in injury. Improving Safety in the Chemical Laboratory is an accident prevention handbook for the professional in the lab that shows how to detect and eliminate the causes of dangerous mishaps--and virtually "hazard proof" any lab environment. In unequivocally clear and practical terms, Improving Safety in the Chemical Laboratory, Second Edition offers detailed procedures--from precautionary labeling to simulated drills, safety inspections,and the preparation of a chemical hygiene plan--for the development of a safety-enhanced workplace. Reflecting, in part, the upgraded procedures now mandated by the OSHA Laboratory Standard in the USA, as well as the WHMIS regulations in Canada and the COSHH regulations in the United Kingdom, this newest edition offers unparalleled and up-to-date guidance on the fine points of hazard control, with new added material on managing and handling especially hazardous substances and personal protective equipment: * The 95 percent solution: the list of causes of laboratory accidents * Hazard categories: unsafe acts; unsafe conditions * Selecting and maintaining personal protective conditions * Accident handling * Classes of fuels and fires * Preventing and extinguishing fires * Toxic effects of chemicals * Recognition of and treatment for exposure * Chemical specific safety protocol * Storage of lab chemicals * Safe disposal of hazardous waste * Personal protective equipment in the laboratory * Improving hood performance * Designing safety into new or renovated laboratories A comprehensive, one-volume safety seminar, Improving Safety in the Chemical Laboratory will provide indispensable guidance to lab supervisors and workers, teachers and students, and anyone involved in the investigation of chemical accidents and injury. In clear language that quickly details the full range of hidden--and avoidable--laboratory hazards, Improving Safety in the Chemical Laboratory, Second Edition offers the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-implement lab safety regimen yet available.
Author: A. Keith Furr
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2000-04-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Expanded and updated, The CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety, Fifth Edition provides information on planning and building a facility, developing an organization infrastructure, planning for emergencies and contingencies, choosing the correct equipment, developing operational plans, and meeting regulatory requirements. Still the essential reference tool, the New Edition helps you organize your safety efforts to adhere to the latest regulations and use the newest technology. Thoroughly revised, the CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety, Fifth Edition includes new OSHA laboratory safety standards, the 1994 NRC radiation safety standards, guidelines for X-ray use in hospitals, enforcement of standards for dealing with blood-borne pathogens, OSHA actions covering hazardous waste operations and emergency response, and the latest CDC guidelines for research with microbial hazards. Every word on every page has been scrutinized, and literally hundreds of changes have been made to bring the material up to date. See what's new in the New Edition New figures and tables illustrating the new material Internet references in addition to journal articles Changes in the Clean Air Act regarding incineration of hospital, medical, and infectious waste Obsolete articles removed and replaced - over one hundred pages of new material New information on respiratory protection guidelines
This book is a concise guide to medical laboratory safety in hospitals. Divided into five sections, it covers biosafety and biosecurity, chemical hazards, radioactive materials hazards, healthcare-associated infections and biocides, and waste management. The manual describes methods to prevent accidents, as well as measures that should be taken if they do occur. Safety measures suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centres for Disease Control (CDC) are also included. Manual of Laboratory Safety is an invaluable, up to date reference guide for laboratory owners and technicians and includes images, illustrations and tables, to enhance learning. Key points Concise guide to medical laboratory safety in hospitals Covers all hazards including chemical and radioactive hazards, infections and waste management Includes safety measures suggested by the WHO and CDC Features images, illustrations and tables to enhance learning
Author: R. Scott Stricoff
Release Date: 1990-09-24
Provides a comprehensive review of the components of a laboratory health and safety program, applicable to commercial and academic chemical laboratories. Describes how each of these components fits into a chemical hygiene plan required under OSHA's new Laboratory Use of Toxic Substances standard. Features liberal use of tables and illustrations and contains a detailed bibliography.
Safety in the process industries is critical for those who work with chemicals and hazardous substances or processes. The field of loss prevention is, and continues to be, of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, and Lees’ is a detailed reference to defending against hazards. Recognized as the standard work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals, it provides the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing three volume reference instead. The process safety encyclopedia, trusted worldwide for over 30 years Now available in print and online, to aid searchability and portability Over 3,600 print pages cover the full scope of process safety and loss prevention, compiling theory, practice, standards, legislation, case studies and lessons learned in one resource as opposed to multiple sources
Author: Diane L. Davis
Publisher: American Society of Clinical Pathologists Press
Release Date: 2009-01-01
If you purchase one guide to laboratory safety procedures and compliance, make it Laboratory Safety by Dr. Diane Davis. An educator and hands-on practitioner with decades of experience, she knows what you need to know when you're ready to institute new safety protocols or a new safety training program - or just need a comprehensive reference resource. Get insight and advice on everything from the most routine safety procedures to handling biohazards and radioactive materials. Laboratory Safety makes it easy to choose the areas in which you want to ramp up your knowledge. It takes the user, step by step, through critical principles and practical tips, with a uniquely informed perspective on what practicing laboratory technologists need to know to be proficient and compliant in today's laboratory environment. Organized by topic and comprehensive in scope, Laboratory Safety provides engaging and informative overviews of fire and chemical safety, biological hazards, compressed gases, radioactive materials, waste and waste management, identifying hazards, safety equipment and safe work practices, locating safety equipment and documents, accidents and accident prevention, and accident situations. Individual users benefit from the self-study exercises in Laboratory Safety by using Pre- and Post-Tests to assess their knowledge. An abundance of charts, diagrams, and photographs enhance the information. The Appendix offers a wealth of resources and opportunities to learn more.
Author: Stephen R. Rayburn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Safety is a word that has many connotations, of risk ofa possible accident that is acceptable conjuring up different meanings to different to one person· may not be acceptable to an people. What is safety? A scientist views safety other. This may be one reason why skydiving as a consideration in the design of an exper and mountain climbing are sports that are not iment. A manufacturing plant engineer looks as popular as are, say, boating or skiing. on safety as one of the necessary factors in But even activities that have high levels of developing a manufacturing process. A legis potential risk can be engaged in safely. How lator is likely to see safety as an important part can we minimize risks so that they decrease of an environmental law. A governmental ad to acceptable levels? We can do this by iden ministrator may consider various safety issues tifying sources of hazards and by assessing the when reviewing the environmental conse risks of accidents inherent to these hazards. quences of a proposed project. An attorney Most hazards that are faced in the laboratory may base a negligence suit on safety defects.
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2016-08-07
The U.S. Department of State charged the Academies with the task of producing a protocol for development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) that would serve as a complement to the Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security: A Guide to Prudent Chemical Management and be included with the other materials in the 2010 toolkit. To accomplish this task, a committee with experience and knowledge in good chemical safety and security practices in academic and industrial laboratories with awareness of international standards and regulations was formed. The hope is that this toolkit expansion product will enhance the use of the previous reference book and the accompanying toolkit, especially in developing countries where safety resources are scarce and experience of operators and end-users may be limited.
Updates and combines two publications, Prudent Practices for Handling Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories (1981) and Prudent Practices for Disposal of Chemicals from Laboratories (1983). Explore the current culture of laboratory safety and provides an updated guide to federal regulations. Organized
Author: Pierre Hainaut
Release Date: 2017-07-06
This volume is the first comprehensive text on human biobanking, authored by scientists and regulatory officers who have led the field over the past 10 years. It covers biobanking issues and its importance in advancing the field of research in cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, and other diseases. Biobanks of human specimens have become the cornerstone for research on human health that harnesses the power of “omics” technologies to identify biomarkers for disease susceptibility. Biobanks are an essential component of the development of personalized medicine, which relies on the molecular analysis of biospecimens that are truly representative of individuals and of diseases. Over the past decade, biobanking has been the focus of major investments and developments aimed at developing appropriate infrastructure, methods, networking practice and evidence-based pre-analytical procedures. This volume explores topics including specimen storage, protocol design, specimen collection, pre-analytical processing and preservation, long-term storage, retrieval and separation, and distribution to analytical laboratory platforms. These activities are extremely complex and are essential for biomedical and biotechnological developments and this text provides critical information about biobanking for the development of future forms of medicine.
Author: Michael L. Bishop
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2013-02-20
In its Seventh Edition, this acclaimed Clinical Chemistry continues to be the most student-friendly clinical chemistry text available. This edition not only covers the how of clinical testing but also places greater emphasis on the what, why, and when in order to help today's students fully understand the implications of the information covered, as well as the applicability of this crucial topic in practice. With clear explanations that strike just the right balance of analytic principles, techniques, and correlation of results with disease states, this edition has been fully updated with the latest information to help keep today's students at the forefront of today's science. New case studies, practice questions, and exercises provide ample opportunities to review and apply the topics covered through the text.