The Laboratory Environment brings together specialists in occupational medicine, architecture, radiological protection, toxicology, microbiology, health and safety, and chemistry, to describe the design and management of the laboratory environment for the 1990s. Among the themes discussed are health surveillance of laboratory staff, the classification, handling, disposal and control of dangerous and reactive substances, the recycling of laboratory waste, insurance implications and legislation, and the relationship between client and contractor in the design and construction of laboratory areas. The book provides a succinct appraisal of the problems of designing and running a laboratory area, and should be particularly useful to those who are contemplating replacing or refurbishing ageing facilities. It is essential reading for managers, safety officers, and all staff who are concerned with the administration of work in a laboratory, dispensary, or similar environment, and with the implementation of health and safety policies. The motivation for creating a safe laboratory environment comes not only from basic health considerations and the need for good laboratory practice, but also from the desire to attract and retain talented people in scientific work. This book will be of great assistance in that aim.
Table of Contents
he Laboratory Environment and the Royal Society of Chemistry; Health Surveillance of Laboratory Staff; An Insurer's Approach to Health, Safety and Environmental Issues in the Laboratory; New and Forthcoming Legislation Associated with Laboratory Safety; The Classification of Carcinogens; Methods for Disposal of Carcinogens and Carcinogenic Waste; Handling Hazardous Pharmaceuticals; The Handling and Disposal of Radioactive Materials; Handling and Disposal of Infectious Waste; Laboratory Waste - A Wasting Asset; Runaway Reactions; Laboratory Design: Determining and Meeting Clients' Requirements; Design of the Rh¶ne-Poulenc Rorer Central Research Laboratories at Dagenham; Subject Index.