Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety - Laboratory Hazards Scenario

Laboratory employees are at risk for coming into contact with biological, chemical, and physical hazards in their daily work. As part of OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard, laboratories must follow certain guidelines to identify risks in the laboratory and do what they can to lower these risks. A hierarchy of safety controls should also be in place to mitigate risk. This video presents a scenario asking how new laboratory employees can find out what hazards are present in their laboratory.

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