Handling hazardous chemicals and specimens requires a great deal of caution. If substances are not properly controlled, hazards can spread and contaminate other materials, work areas… even employees themselves. With many laboratories using toxic, corrosive and carcinogenic chemicals, employees need to do all they can to prevent contamination.
NSC’s training products on “Preventing Contamination in the Laboratory” emphasize the need to recognize situations that could lead to contamination, and discuss what can be done to prevent contamination from occurring. Available in English. Available individually, or as part of NSC’s 12-program Laboratory Safety Series. Topics covered in these products include:
- How contamination occurs.
- General preventative measures.
- Engineering controls.
- Safe work practices.
- Personal protective equipment.