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Document ID (ISN)66110
CIS number 96-369
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rhodes K.M.
Title Control of infection in clinical laboratories
Bibliographic information July 1995, Vol.13, No.7, p.23-25. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The infection risks to workers in clinical pathology laboratories are described. Common routes of exposure to microorganisms found in clinical samples and artificially grown cultures are by absorption ('sharps' injuries), inhalation and ingestion. Good laboratory practice and the appropriate use of containment and local exhaust ventilation can reduce these risks. An effective clinical waste disposal strategy is also outlined. The role of the safety practitioner is described along with legislative requirements.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; biological hazards; infection control; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; local exhaust; legislation; contamination; safe working methods; United Kingdom
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards