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Document ID (ISN)101752
CIS number 03-837
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2001
Convention or series no. DMT 85 TC 81
Author(s) Lefebvre V., Gimenez C., Brochard P.
Title Chemical hazards in molecular biology laboratories
Original title Risque chimique dans les laboratoires de biologie molÚculaire [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2001, No.85, p.3-31. Illus. 27 ref.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/htm/risque_chimique_dans_laboratoires_biologie.html [in French]
Abstract As is the case with all new disciplines, molecular biology gives rise to new hazards. Aimed at scientists directly involved as well as at occupational safety and health specialists, and in at particular at occupational health physicians responsible for the medical supervision of persons working in molecular biology laboratories, this article presents current understanding in the field of prevention of chemical hazards. A new method of hazard evaluation is proposed, based on a theoretical approach and on job studies. Knowledge of substances used as a function of laboratory activity and operating procedures specific to each molecular biology technique allows us to propose modifications to preventive and medical surveillance measures. The proper analysis and comprehension of molecular biology techniques is a first requisite for job studies and hazard evaluation in these laboratories.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; laboratory work; France; new technologies; chemical hazards; biological hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) job study; data sheet; description of technique; medical supervision
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Risk evaluation