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Document ID (ISN)29084
CIS number 78-857
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brown P.M., Souter R.V.
Title Health and safety in hospital laboratories.
Bibliographic information Oct. 1977, Vol.27, No.4, p.148-150. 15 ref.
Abstract This paper is a report of a joint inspection of a group of hospital laboratories carried out by the Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS) and the Factory Inspectorate. Deficiencies were found which would not have been acceptable by the standards applying to factories. Aspects giving rise to concern included: ventilation, cleanliness, illumination, storage of chemical and highly flammable liquids, fire provisions, and safe operation of autoclaves, centrifuges and other appliances. The infective hepatitis hazard is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; labour inspection; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) laboratories; report; mechanical hazards; ventilation; infectious hepatitis
Document type -
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Labour inspection
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)