Appendix

APPENDIX 1A General Laboratory Safety and Working with Hazardous Chemicals

  1. George Lunn1,
  2. Warren Strober2

Published Online: 1 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470089941.eta01as00

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

How to Cite

Lunn, G. and Strober, W. 2008. General Laboratory Safety and Working with Hazardous Chemicals. Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques. 00:1A:A.1A.1–A.1A.12.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baltimore, Maryland

  2. 2

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: JAN 2008

Abstract

Persons carrying out the protocols in this manual may encounter the following hazardous or potentially hazardous materials: (1) radioactive substances; (2) toxic chemicals and carcinogenic, mutagenic, or teratogenic reagents; and (3) pathogenic and infectious biological agents. Most governments regulate the use of these materials; it is essential that they be used in strict accordance with local and national regulations. Cautionary notes are included in many instances throughout the manual, and some specific guidelines are also provided in this appendix. However, users must proceed with the prudence and precautions associated with good laboratory practice, under the supervision of personnel responsible for implementing laboratory safety programs at their institutions and in compliance with designated guidelines of federal, state, and local officials.

Keywords:

  • safety;
  • hazardous chemicals;
  • radioisotopes;
  • biologic agents