Complete Guide to Laboratory Safety

Author: Dan Scungio
Publisher: Hcpro, a Division of Blr
ISBN: 1556451288
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Medical

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

Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309392204
Release Date: 2016-08-07
Genre: Science

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.

Improving Safety in the Chemical Laboratory

Author: Jay A. Young
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: UOM:39015019477903
Release Date: 1991-06-26
Genre: Science

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.

Manual of Laboratory Safety

Author: Najat Rashid
Publisher: Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9350906228
Release Date: 2013-08-31
Genre: Medical

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

Lab Safety Training Made Simple

Author: Terry Jo Gile
Publisher: Hcpro Incorporated
ISBN: 1578398541
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

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, ""

Laboratory Safety

Author: Diane L. Davis
Publisher: American Society of Clinical Pathologists Press
ISBN: 0891895701
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Medical

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.

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students

Author: Robert H. Hill, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118212646
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Science

"...this substantial and engaging text offers a wealth of practical (in every sense of the word) advice...Every undergraduate laboratory, and, ideally, every undergraduate chemist, should have a copy of what is by some distance the best book I have seen on safety in the undergraduate laboratory." Chemistry World, March 2011 Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students is uniquely designed to accompany students throughout their four-year undergraduate education and beyond, progressively teaching them the skills and knowledge they need to learn their science and stay safe while working in any lab. This new principles-based approach treats lab safety as a distinct, essential discipline of chemistry, enabling you to instill and sustain a culture of safety among students. As students progress through the text, they’ll learn about laboratory and chemical hazards, about routes of exposure, about ways to manage these hazards, and about handling common laboratory emergencies. Most importantly, they’ll learn that it is very possible to safely use hazardous chemicals in the laboratory by applying safety principles that prevent and minimize exposures. Continuously Reinforces and Builds Safety Knowledge and Safety Culture Each of the book’s eight chapters is organized into three tiers of sections, with a variety of topics suited to beginning, intermediate, and advanced course levels. This enables your students to gather relevant safety information as they advance in their lab work. In some cases, individual topics are presented more than once, progressively building knowledge with new information that’s appropriate at different levels. A Better, Easier Way to Teach and Learn Lab Safety We all know that safety is of the utmost importance; however, instructors continue to struggle with finding ways to incorporate safety into their curricula. Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students is the ideal solution: Each section can be treated as a pre-lab assignment, enabling you to easily incorporate lab safety into all your lab courses without building in additional teaching time. Sections begin with a preview, a quote, and a brief description of a laboratory incident that illustrates the importance of the topic. References at the end of each section guide your students to the latest print and web resources. Students will also find “Chemical Connections” that illustrate how chemical principles apply to laboratory safety and “Special Topics” that amplify certain sections by exploring additional, relevant safety issues. Visit the companion site at

CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety 5th Edition

Author: A. Keith Furr
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142003846X
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

On Being a Scientist

Author: Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309051965
Release Date: 1995-01-10
Genre: Social Science

Since the first edition of On Being a Scientist was published in 1989, more than 200,000 copies have been distributed to graduate and undergraduate science students. Now this well-received booklet has been updated to incorporate the important developments in science ethics of the past 6 years and includes updated examples and material from the landmark volume Responsible Science (National Academy Press, 1992). The revision reflects feedback from readers of the original version. In response to graduate students' requests, it offers several case studies in science ethics that pose provocative and realistic scenarios of ethical dilemmas and issues. On Being a Scientist presents penetrating discussions of the social and historical context of science, the allocation of credit for discovery, the scientist's role in society, the issues revolving around publication, and many other aspects of scientific work. The booklet explores the inevitable conflicts that arise when the black and white areas of science meet the gray areas of human values and biases. Written in a conversational style, this booklet will be of great interest to students entering scientific research, their instructors and mentors, and anyone interested in the role of scientific discovery in society.

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449331429
Release Date: 2012-02-17
Genre: Science

For students, DIY hobbyists, and science buffs, who can no longer get real chemistry sets, this one-of-a-kind guide explains how to set up and use a home chemistry lab, with step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in basic chemistry -- not just to make pretty colors and stinky smells, but to learn how to do real lab work: Purify alcohol by distillation Produce hydrogen and oxygen gas by electrolysis Smelt metallic copper from copper ore you make yourself Analyze the makeup of seawater, bone, and other common substances Synthesize oil of wintergreen from aspirin and rayon fiber from paper Perform forensics tests for fingerprints, blood, drugs, and poisons and much more From the 1930s through the 1970s, chemistry sets were among the most popular Christmas gifts, selling in the millions. But two decades ago, real chemistry sets began to disappear as manufacturers and retailers became concerned about liability. ,em>The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments steps up to the plate with lessons on how to equip your home chemistry lab, master laboratory skills, and work safely in your lab. The bulk of this book consists of 17 hands-on chapters that include multiple laboratory sessions on the following topics: Separating Mixtures Solubility and Solutions Colligative Properties of Solutions Introduction to Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) Reactions Acid-Base Chemistry Chemical Kinetics Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle Gas Chemistry Thermochemistry and Calorimetry Electrochemistry Photochemistry Colloids and Suspensions Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Synthesis of Useful Compounds Forensic Chemistry With plenty of full-color illustrations and photos, Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments offers introductory level sessions suitable for a middle school or first-year high school chemistry laboratory course, and more advanced sessions suitable for students who intend to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry exam. A student who completes all of the laboratories in this book will have done the equivalent of two full years of high school chemistry lab work or a first-year college general chemistry laboratory course. This hands-on introduction to real chemistry -- using real equipment, real chemicals, and real quantitative experiments -- is ideal for the many thousands of young people and adults who want to experience the magic of chemistry.

Laboratory health and safety handbook

Author: R. Scott Stricoff
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: UOM:39015018337264
Release Date: 1990-09-24
Genre: Science

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 Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory

Author: André Picot
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471185566
Release Date: 1994-12-29
Genre: Science

Chemical and biochemical Laboratories are full of potentially dangerous chemicals and equipment. 'Safety in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory' provides the necessary information needed for working with these chemicals and apparatus to avoid: fires, explosions, toxic fumes, skin burns, poisoning and other hazards. Both authors, André Picot and Philippe Grenouillet, are recognized authorities in the field of lab safety, and their book arrange the information not available in similar publications. It is addressed to members of Chemical Health& Safety as well as working chemists in labs everywhere. Also Lab managers will find the book a useful addition to their bookshelf.

CRC handbook of laboratory safety

Author: A. Keith Furr
Publisher: CRC
ISBN: UOM:39015021480093
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Science

[This book is dedicated primarily to my wife for her patience during the preparation of the manuscript. It is also dedicated to many of the faculty and staff of my University for their cooperation in establishing many of the programs on which much of the material is based, and to the staff of my department whose daily efforts have made many of these programs effective].

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory

Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309138642
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Genre: Science

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.