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- Chemicals -- Past and Present
- Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
- Regulation of Chemical Hazards in the Laboratory
- Where would you find an evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of all chemicals used in the laboratory?
- Labeling Systems
- Safety Data Sheets
- Lab Safety Precautions
- General Laboratory Precautions
- Management of Spill & Disposal
- Wash Your Hands!
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Eyewash Stations
- Eyewash Station Requirements
- Chemical Storage
- Reducing the Risk of Fires Involving Chemicals
- Monitoring Exposure
- If you splash a chemical in your eyes, what is the MINIMUM length of time that you should rinse your eyes in tepid water at the eyewash station?
- Laboratory Rules
- Laboratory Rules
- Keep It Safe!
Level of Instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: Health care personnel and other professional personnel whose occupations involve the potential of exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Author Information: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP)MA Ed has over 45 years experience as a certified medical technologist. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a master's degree in Education from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. For 20 years she was a member of the management team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Department of Laboratories in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as the Safety Officer as well as a laboratory safety consultant to the BJC Health System. Terry Jo headed her own consulting firm, Safety Lady, LLC, for 27 years. In that capacity, she lectured and consulted worldwide on the proper implementation of safety programs in clinical laboratories.
Reviewer Information: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP) has over 40 years of experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She was an Inspection and Technical Specialist for nine years with the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and, until her retirement in 2015, was Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Barbara holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.