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CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety

5th Edition

By A. Keith Furr

CRC Press

808 pages

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pub: 2000-04-12
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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
  • Reviews

    "…This book is a valuable reference source--a must for library collections as well as private collections for individuals who have major responsibilities in the safety area."

    --Peter G. Klimko, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2001, Vol.44, No. 5

    "This handbook is a very useful and practical guide designed to help any person working in a laboratory environment… This book is an invaluable resource for the safety and training of laboratory workers, including students, researchers, and their coworkers."

    -Clinical Chemistry, Vol. 47, No. 11, 2001

    Table of Contents


    Laboratory Safety as a Cooperative Responsibility


    Components of Emergency Preparedness

    Institutional or Corporate Emergency Committee

    Emergency Plan

    Emergency Procedures for Selected Emergencies

    Artificial Respiration, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and First Aid


    Laboratory Design

    Fixed Equipment and Furniture

    Chemical Storage Rooms

    Movable Equipment

    Animal Laboratories - Special Requirements


    General Considerations

    OSHA Laboratory Safety Standard

    Operational Planning

    Purchasing of Animals


    Handling and Use of Chemicals: Laboratory Operations

    Hazard Awareness (Right-to-Know)

    Health Effects

    Spills and Emergencies

    Chemical Wastes

    Laboratory Closeout Procedures



    Radioisotope Laboratories

    X-Ray Facilities

    Nonionizing Radiation

    Laser Laboratories

    Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

    Recombinant DNA Laboratories

    Research Animal Care and Handling



    Respiratory Protection

    Eye Protection

    Materials for Protective Apparel

    Hearing Protection

    First Aid Kits

    Other Personal Protective Equipment

    Appendix: Laboratory Checklist


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety