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Chapter 4 : Laboratory Safety

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Abstract:

This chapter outlines the requirements for a safe environment in the clinical virology laboratory. This begins with development of a culture of safety which identifies the risks, develops a system to mitigate these risks, and encourages ongoing evaluation of the environment and continuous risk reduction. Chemical and fire safety, and decontamination and waste disposal, in addition to biosafety, are important components of an overall safety program. Classification of organisms by risk group and the corresponding biosafety containment levels are described. Routine work practices in clinical virology are identified along with recommended safe practices.

Citation: Kehl K. 2016. Laboratory Safety, p 41-49. In Loeffelholz M, Hodinka R, Young S, Pinsky B (ed), Clinical Virology Manual, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819156.ch4
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Tables

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TABLE 1

Activities associated with exposure to hazards and work practices and engineering controls that can be employed to mitigate these risks

Citation: Kehl K. 2016. Laboratory Safety, p 41-49. In Loeffelholz M, Hodinka R, Young S, Pinsky B (ed), Clinical Virology Manual, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819156.ch4
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TABLE 2

Safe laboratory work practices

Citation: Kehl K. 2016. Laboratory Safety, p 41-49. In Loeffelholz M, Hodinka R, Young S, Pinsky B (ed), Clinical Virology Manual, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819156.ch4
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TABLE 3

Biosafety level recommendations

Citation: Kehl K. 2016. Laboratory Safety, p 41-49. In Loeffelholz M, Hodinka R, Young S, Pinsky B (ed), Clinical Virology Manual, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819156.ch4

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