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Appendix I : Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis

Anthony Moody


Good laboratory practice: general rules

Overall safety in the laboratory remains the responsibility of the head of department and the laboratory supervisor. The prevention of exposure to hazardous substances must be the main aim. This can be achieved by avoidance of hazards, use of protective equipment, use of personal protective clothing and adequate training and good laboratory practice (GLP). A health and safety statement, and procedures to implement it, are required to ensure a safe environment in the laboratory for staff, patients and visitors.[1]

Safety matters

All staff should be aware of their responsibilities relating to health and safety.

Health and safety procedure(s) which should be in place

Action in the event of fire, action in the event of a major spillage of dangerous chemicals or clinical material, action in the event of inoculation accident, reporting and monitoring of accidents and incidents.

Other essential …