Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety - Emergency Procedures and Reporting Scenario

Incidents in the laboratory are situations in which an employee is injured or exposed to a pathogen. An incident without an injury is known as a near miss. To reduce risk, laboratories should put various safety controls in place, including the best practice of reporting all incidents. It’s important to report and record all incidents, even near misses, to ensure risks are minimized or properly assessed. In this video, a laboratory technician punctures their glove with a needle but doesn’t pierce their skin. Is this an event that should be reported?

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