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CRC handbook of laboratory safety
Furr, A. Keith, 1932-
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxvii, 774 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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QD51 .C7 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Expanded and updated, The CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety, Fifth Edition provides information on planning and building a facility, developing an organization infrastructure, planning for emergencies and contingencies, choosing the correct equipment, developing operational plans, and meeting regulatory requirements. Still the essential reference tool, the New Edition helps you organize your safety efforts to adhere to the latest regulations and use the newest technology.

Thoroughly revised, the CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety, Fifth Edition includes new OSHA laboratory safety standards, the 1994 NRC radiation safety standards, guidelines for X-ray use in hospitals, enforcement of standards for dealing with blood-borne pathogens, OSHA actions covering hazardous waste operations and emergency response, and the latest CDC guidelines for research with microbial hazards. Every word on every page has been scrutinized, and literally hundreds of changes have been made to bring the material up to date.

See what's new in the New Edition
New figures and tables illustrating the new material
Internet references in addition to journal articles
Changes in the Clean Air Act regarding incineration of hospital, medical, and infectious waste
Obsolete articles removed and replaced - over one hundred pages of new material
New information on respiratory protection guidelines

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In December 1970, the US Congress passed and President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety Act (OSHAct) that established minimum worker safety standards for employees of businesses associated with interstate commerce. Since the publication of the third edition (1990) of this laboratory handbook, many academic and industrial laboratories have come under the OSHA Laboratory Standard, a performance standard protecting workers. Under this 1990 program, goals are set but the methodology is undefined and heavy responsibility is placed on the laboratory manager. This new work updates and extends the scope of the previous edition by incorporating new EPA actions on radioactive materials and infectious wastes, and additional rules resulting from the 1992 Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. With assistance from 18 contributors across North America, editor Furr provides broad-spectrum guidance for the varied activities, materials, and personnel associated with scientific laboratories. Faculty; professional. R. M. Ferguson; Eastern Connecticut State University