|Document ID (ISN)||76114|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Duma S.M., Rudd R.W., Crandall J.R.
||A protocol system for testing biohazardous materials in an impact biomechanics research facility
||Sep.-Oct. 1999, Vol.60, No.5, p.629-634. Illus. 21 ref.
||This article presents a protocol system, comprising a review process and a series of checklists, that was developed for testing cadaveric tissue in an impact biomechanics research facility. The use of cadaveric tissue may expose personnel to bloodborne pathogens including HIV and hepatitis B, which have been shown to remain virulent in a cadaver for several weeks after death. To minimize exposure risks, the protocol system presented emphasizes initial blood screening to keep infectious tissue from entering the laboratory, and adopts universal precautions to prevent exposure by treating all tissue as though it were infected. All laboratory employees must read, sign and demonstrate proficiency with the protocol. Well-developed test procedures for the handling of biohazardous materials along with an annual individual protocol review have proven effective for the preceding six years in minimizing exposure risks.
||test laboratories; body mechanics; biological hazards
||infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; description of technique; personal protective equipment; disinfectants
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases