While the overall philosophy that made the first edition so successful has remained the same, the book has been extensively revised and updated to reflect all new regulations and technical advances that have occurred in the field over the past five years. In addition, this Second Edition now features a multitude of sample forms, checklists, protocols, and other valuable documents that will become an indispensable part of any laboratory health and safety management program.
A valuable reference tool for those seeking detailed information and guidance on specific safety and health issues, Handbook of Laboratory Health and Safety, Second Edition is also much more. By providing a set of clear, easy–to–follow guidelines that serve as a rational framework for creating site–specific health and safety requirements, it, in effect, arms laboratory managers with a solid foundation upon which to build or reengineer a comprehensive program for identifying, managing, and controlling health and safety hazards in the laboratory. All of the authors′ recommended guidelines are clearly presented in the section entitled "Suggested Laboratory Health and Safety Guidelines." Each chapter of the handbook refers to the relevant sections of the Suggested Guidelines, explains the basis for the recommendations, and provides guidance on how to comply. Offering a feasible, easily implemented approach to designing and maintaining a safe workplace, Handbook of Laboratory Health and Safety is an indispensable tool for all those responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of lab workers and the residents of the ambient community.
"R. Scott Stricoff...and Douglas B. Walters...have assembled information from a variety of sources that is not easily available elsewhere....This is a useful book." Chemical & Engineering News
"...provides a useful contribution and will be a welcome addition to the laboratory safety adviser′s library....the authors′ breadth of knowledge and expertise gives a genuine sense of authority to the information given." Chemistry and Industry
"...useful for laboratory managers and safety officers who are in charge of the safety of workplaces, but it is also useful for laboratory architects and designers, supervisors, and others in charge of planning safe laboratories. Employees will also find information on the handling of toxic samples and chemicals....Although the book follows American standards and regulations, its interest may be considered worldwide. The book is especially useful in practical safety work because it explains thoroughly how to build a safe and pleasant laboratory and how to maintain its safety." Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health
Management Leadership and Employee Involvement.
Hazard Evaluation and Identification.
LABORATORY HEALTH AND SAFETY ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAMS.
Chemical Hygiene Program.
HAZARD EVALUATION AND IDENTIFICATION.
Chemical Exposure Evaluation.
Controlled Substances Management.
Ergonomics Program Management.
General Laboratory Design.
Barrier System Design.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND WORK PRACTICE CONTROLS.
Safety Showers and Eyewash Stations.
Personal Protective Equipment.
Respiratory Protective Equipment.
Fire and Explosion Protection.
Douglas B. Walters, PhD, is the Head of Laboratory Health and Safety in the National Toxicology Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Walters earned his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Georgia and is a Certified Safety Professional. He is the author of Health and Safety for Toxicity Testing and Safe Handling of Chemical Carcinogens, as well as numerous health– and safety–related publications.