Biomedical Laboratory: Its Safety and Risk Management

Tin Tun
2017 Biomedical Science Letters  
Biomedical laboratory is full of risks. Risk could be biological, chemical, radioactive, mechanical, physical, fire and electrical. All possible risks need to be identified, evaluated and controlled. A risk management system must be in place to prevent accident or loss of lives and to improve overall workplace safety and productivity. Safety in laboratory is a combination of appropriate risk management system, engineering controls and technical facilities, administrative controls and safety
more » ... rols and safety procedures and practices. Laboratory safety culture must be developed so that exposure to hazards for laboratory personnel, community and environment will be minimized or eliminated. In this review, importance of safety in a biomedical laboratory and risk management will be discussed.
doi:10.15616/bsl.2017.23.3.155 fatcat:fbyir364czfxzoihv5rq2j65ha