Managing safety, health and environmental risks in laboratories

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This book provides a good overview of the opportunities to limit the risks of laboratory work and to create a safe and healthy work situation and is a translation of the Dutch publication Veiligheid en milieu in laboratoria, ISBN 9789491764370.

Auteur: Ir. Iris van ‘t Leven
ISBN: 9789491764530
Pagina’s: 192
Druk: 3e (2022)


About the book

Different chemicals and different methods of analysis are used in each laboratory. Such a fact does not make it easy to provide a standard guideline for working in the laboratory in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. This book helps the reader to better assess the risks that they may come across in their own unique situation, and to take suitable precautionary measures. An approach focused on sources is a central component of this effort. With the proper approach and common sense, each laboratory employee can find practical solutions that will make his or her workplace safer.
This book provides tips for working safely with chemicals, biological agents, radioactive substances, equipment, gas cylinders, cryogenic substances and glassware. Attention is also given to the physical load presented by lab activities.

This new edition includes the recent changes in radiation protection legislation and the changes in laser characterisation.
The text has also been adapted to incorporate the changes in the standards for gloves.
Finally, the latest developments in dealing with carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductively harmful substances have been included.

  1. Introduction
  2. Handling risks
  3. Risk management strategy
  4. Chemicals
  5. Biological agents and genetically modified organisms
  6. Ionizing radiation
  7. Equipment
  8. Gas cylinders
  9. Cryogenic substances
  10. Glassware
  11. Physical strain when performing lan work
  12. Legislation and the workplace

“This is an excellent textbook. The information described in this book is very important for the safety of people who want to work in a lab.”

Klantbeoordeling op, 2017

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