Safety and health

1. Determining responsibility for safety and health

The technical officer is required to select and introduce the Safety Officer in the designated laboratory to be aware of the situation, and to set out the duties and limits of his authority. The position of the safety officer should be specified in the organization’s laboratory chart. The safety officer responsible for all of the safety issues listed below is responsible for the safety of the laboratory.

2. Documentation

The following instructions should be written and, whenever possible, be made available to inspectors or auditors as part of the required laboratory documentation:

– Guidelines for the protection and safety of employees and safety in the laboratory environment
– Guidelines on how to sterilize, how to clean glassware and clean the environment and work surfaces
– Guidelines for waste the disposal

3. Staff training

Responsibility for training the personnel in safety considerations and the provisions contained in the guidelines for protection and safety, under the supervision of the technical manager of the laboratory, is responsible for safety and safety. Assessing the effectiveness of training and compliance with the training requirements is the responsibility of safety and health.

4. Employee safety

All laboratory staff should wear white coats in the technical work environment.

Other personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, face shields, and emergency equipment such as an emergency shower and eye machine, should be available at the laboratory and, if necessary, available to staff.

Staff should be familiar with the proper handwashing procedure and apply it.

5. Washing, sterilizing and sterilizing in the laboratory

The written instruction in this regard should be trained and supervised by the health officer in charge of washing and cleaning staff.

The safety officer must ensure that the appropriate disinfectant and the quality of the material are selected (either by testing in the laboratory or by purchasing it from approved suppliers).

6. Removal of laboratory waste

The relevant description is given in the section on disposal of laboratory waste.

7. Vaccination of employees

Before starting the work, the safety of the staff must be assessed in the context of the potential risks to them, in particular with regard to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, and its records are available.

It is imperative for staff to consider immunity or the need to vaccinate against specific microorganisms generating diseases such as diphtheria, measles, rubella and … for those who work in relevant research laboratories.

8. Safety of the laboratory environment

Considerations regarding the safety of the environment and the laboratory space should be considered.

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