APPENDIX 2A Laboratory Safety

  1. George Lunn1,
  2. Gretchen Lawler (chemical resistance of gloves)2

Published Online: 1 AUG 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471140864.psa02as28

Current Protocols in Protein Science

Current Protocols in Protein Science

How to Cite

Lunn, G. and Lawler (chemical resistance of gloves), G. 2002. Laboratory Safety. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 28:2A:A.2A.1–A.2A.35.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baltimore, Maryland

  2. 2

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2002
  2. Published Print: JUN 2002


This appendix provides protocols for some commonly used disposal and decontamination procedures along with analytical techniques that are used to verify that reagents have been decontaminated. Some of the specific reagents covered are diaminobenzidine, ethidium bromide, cyanogen bromide and chloromethylsilane. With modification, these assays may also be used to determine the concentration of a particular chemical. Precautions are also detailed for routine handling of viable pathogenic microorganisms, as well as all human-derived materials, because they may harbor dangerous pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and a host of bacterial pathogens.