CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety / Edition 5

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Overview

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

Disc. organizational approaches; emergency plan- ning & response; specific procedures; design issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849325236
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 4/12/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 808
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Laboratory Safety as a Cooperative Responsibility
EMERGENCIES
Components of Emergency Preparedness
Institutional or Corporate Emergency Committee
Emergency Plan
Emergency Procedures for Selected Emergencies
Artificial Respiration, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and First Aid
LABORATORY FACILITIES - DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT
Laboratory Design
Fixed Equipment and Furniture
Chemical Storage Rooms
Movable Equipment
Animal Laboratories - Special Requirements
LABORATORY OPERATIONS
General Considerations
OSHA Laboratory Safety Standard
Operational Planning
Purchasing of Animals
Storage
Handling and Use of Chemicals: Laboratory Operations
Hazard Awareness (Right-to-Know)
Health Effects
Spills and Emergencies
Chemical Wastes
Laboratory Closeout Procedures
NONCHEMICAL LABORATORIES
Introduction
Radioisotope Laboratories
X-Ray Facilities
Nonionizing Radiation
Laser Laboratories
Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
Recombinant DNA Laboratories
Research Animal Care and Handling
PERSONAL AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Introduction
Respiratory Protection
Eye Protection
Materials for Protective Apparel
Hearing Protection
First Aid Kits
Other Personal Protective Equipment
Appendix: Laboratory Checklist
INDEX

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