|Document ID (ISN)||101752|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 85 TC 81
||Lefebvre V., Gimenez C., Brochard P.
||Chemical hazards in molecular biology laboratories
||Risque chimique dans les laboratoires de biologie molÚculaire [in French]|
||1st Quarter 2001, No.85, p.3-31. Illus. 27 ref.
||http://www.inrs.fr/htm/risque_chimique_dans_laboratoires_biologie.html [in French]
||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.
||dangerous substances; laboratory work; France; new technologies; chemical hazards; biological hazards; hazard evaluation
||job study; data sheet; description of technique; medical supervision
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)