Preventing Contamination In The Laboratory
Handling hazardous chemicals and specimens requires a great deal of caution. If substances are not properly controlled, hazards can spread and contaminate other materials, work areas, and even employees themselves. With many laboratories using toxic, corrosive and carcinogenic chemicals, employees need to do all they can to prevent contamination.
This program emphasizes the need to recognize situations that could lead to contamination, and discusses what can be done to prevent contamination from occurring. Areas covered in the program include:
- How contamination occurs
- General preventative measures
- Engineering controls
- Safe work practices
- Personal protective equipment