Laboratory Safety Considerations

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


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.


Laboratory Worker Personal Protective Equipment Infectious Material Containment Level Fumigation Chamber 
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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

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