Handbook of Laboratory Health and Safety Measures / Edition 2

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From reviews of the first edition:
'... will surely become the standard reference for laboratory directors in all disciplines.'
Occupational Safety and Health
'... aimed at anyone working in a laboratory of any scientific discipline, scientists (basic and medical) and laboratory safety officers.'
Trends in Biochemical Science
'An excellent reference book which should be on the shelf of anyone with responsibility for laboratory health and safety measures.'
The Biologist
Booknews
Revised, updated, and expanded multiauthored handbook emphasizes working in a laboratory with maximum possible environmental safety. Articles discuss the traditional hazards of chemicals, fire, microbiological and radioactive materials, and include new material concerning ionizing and non-ionizing radiations from the application of various scientific instruments. Additional articles discuss ultraviolet radiation safety, X-ray hazards, handling of laboratory animals, and electrical safety measures and standards for equipment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048140329
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/17/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 1991. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 1990
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Organizing the design of a safe laboratory.- 2 Electrical safety measures and standards for laboratory facilities and equipment in hospitals and laboratories.- 3 Design of mechanical equipment for laboratory staff and patient safety.- 4 Handling of laboratory animals — including non-human primates.- 5 Health care of laboratory personnel.- 6 Responsibilities of the Director of Laboratory Medicine for health and safety issues in the laboratory.- 7 Health and safety hazards and precautions in chemical laboratories.- 8 Safety measures to be taken in a haematological laboratory.- 9 Health hazards in microbiology.- 10 Safety measures in a clinical chemistry laboratory.- 11 Safety precautions in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory.- 12 Safety measures to be taken in a botany laboratory.- 13 Safety measures to be taken in a zoology laboratory.- 14 X-ray hazards — diagnostic and therapeutic.- 15 Precautions to be taken when working in an X-ray crystallography laboratory.- 16 Radiation protection in radionuclide investigations.- 17 Ultraviolet radiation safety.- 18 Hazards of using microwaves and radiofrequency radiation.- 19 Applications of ultrasound and their potential hazards.- 20 Safety aspects of laboratory and clinical nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic fields.- 21 Laser safety.- 22 Precautions to be taken by field workers relating to specimens collected for final analysis in the laboratory.- 23 Safety measures to be taken when moving to a new laboratory.

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