Items Tagged with 'Laboratory safety'

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CDC names associate director of laboratory safety

Atlanta – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named Stephan Monroe associate director for laboratory science and safety in the wake of several highly publicized laboratory incidents involving Ebola and anthrax.
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CDC: Lab workers must guard against unknown pathogens

Atlanta – Multiple cases of melioidosis – a bacterial infection that has potentially fatal consequences – reinforce the need for researchers in laboratories to follow proper safety procedures when working with unknown pathogens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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SAFETY CULTURE

Improving academic lab safety

Guidance focuses on safety education, incident reporting
In the wake of severe injuries – including a death – involving laboratory researchers at U.S. universities, the Chemical Safety Board and the American Chemical Society are exploring the issues of education and training, near-miss reporting, and safety culture in university labs.
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CDC forms laboratory safety workgroup

Atlanta – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formed an external laboratory safety workgroup in response to recent incidents involving anthrax and bird flu.
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Biosafety basics

The risk of infection is an ever-present hazard in laboratories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although advances have been made in technology and lab procedures, infections continue to occur.
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