Advertisement

Laboratory Safety Considerations

  • Paul M. Feorino
  • John D. Williamson
  • Raymond F. Schinazi
Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 24)

Abstract

In the laboratory it is important that potentially pathogenic agents be controlled to protect the laboratory worker from infection and the experiment from contamination. The operation of a safe laboratory depends on many factors: the training and judgement of laboratory personnel; the implementation of protocols, the selection and use of equipment and reagents; and the location and design of the laboratory. These should be integrated in order to provide maximum safety for the personnel without impeding operation of the laboratory.

Keywords

Laboratory Worker Personal Protective Equipment Infectious Material Containment Level Fumigation Chamber 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. 1.
    Pike, R. M. (1976) Laboratory-acquired infections. Summary and analysis of 3921 cases. Health Lab. Sci. 13, 105–114.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Collins, C. H. (1993) Laboratory-Acquired Infections. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd., Oxford, UK.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Sewell, D. L. (1995) Laboratory-acquired infections and biosafety. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 8, 389–405.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Biosafety in microbiological and biomedical laboratories (1993) US Department of Health and Human Services. US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Categorisation of pathogens according to hazard and categories of containment (1995) HSE Books, Sudbury, Suffolk, UK.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Laboratory biosafety manual (1993) World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Humana Press Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul M. Feorino
    • 1
  • John D. Williamson
    • 1
  • Raymond F. Schinazi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology, Section of Virology and Cell BiologyImperial College of Science, Technology, and MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory UniversityDecatur

Personalised recommendations