Laboratory Safety

Jill Meisenhelder1, Steve Bursik1, George Lunn2, Warren Strober3

1 The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California (radiation safety), 2 null, Baltimore, Maryland (chemical safety), 3 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland (biological safety)
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Human Genetics
Unit Number:  Appendix 2A
DOI:  10.1002/0471142905.hga02as57
Online Posting Date:  April, 2008
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Abstract

The pursuit of scientific knowledge has been considerably advanced by the use of a wide variety of hazardous substances, including radioisotopes, hazardous chemicals, and biohazards. This appendix addresses each of these classes of hazards and primary safety precautions that need to be considered. Curr. Protoc. Hum. Genet. 57:A.2A.1‐A.2A.10. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords: radiation safety; biohazard; chemical safety; shielding

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Radioactive Substances
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Biohazards and Infectious Biological Agents
  • Literature Cited
  • Tables
     
 
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Literature Cited

   Centers for Disease Control/National Institutes of Health (CDC/NIH). 1999. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 4th ed. Health and Human Services Publication #(NIH) 88‐8395. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. http://www.cdc.gov/OD/ohs/biosfty/bmbl4/bmbl4toc.htm.
   Dawson, M.C., Elliott, D.C., Elliott, W.H., and Jones, K.M. (eds.) 1986. Data for Biochemical Research. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
   Forsberg, K. and Keith, L.H. 1999. Chemical Protective Clothing Performance Index Book, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, New York.
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   Lederer, C.M., Hollander, J.M., and Perlman, I. (eds.) 1967. Table of Radioisotopes, 6th ed John Wiley & Sons, New York.
   Lewis, R.J. Sr. 2004. Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, 11th ed. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J.
   Meisenhelder, J. and Bursik, S. 2007. Safe Use of Radioisotopes. Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. 79: A.1F.1‐A.1F.18.
   Lunn, G. and Sansone, E.B. 1994. Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, New York.
   Shleien, B. (ed.) 1987. Radiation Safety Manual for Users of Radioisotopes in Research and Academic Institutions. Nucleon Lectern Associates, Olney, Md.
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