Guidelines for laboratory design

health and safety considerations
Author: Louis J. DiBerardinis
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 9780471254478
Category: Architecture
Page: 612
View: 4034

Continue Reading →

The construction of new laboratory buildings or the renovation of existing ones requires close communication between laboratory users, project engineers, architects, construction engineers, and health and safety personnel. All too often, health and safety considerations are overlooked or slighted and are not sufficiently incorporated into designs. Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations, Third Edition provides reliable design information related to specific health and safety issues that need to be considered when building or renovating laboratories. With an increase in the number of laboratory renovations due to lower costs and faster end results compared to constructing new buildings, the latest edition of Guidelines for Laboratory Design, which includes new chapters on laboratory renovation, is particularly timely. This well-established and respected volume also includes a vital section on design guidelines for commonly used laboratories and features separate chapters on a wide array of laboratory types. In addition, the updated material contains: -A new section on design for environmental preservation through the operation and maintenance of health and safety -The latest information on laboratory ventilation and safety systems -Incorporation of "green" laboratory design techniques -Discussions on the architectural, engineering, regulatory, and health and safety aspects unique to the renovation process A wide range of professionals–including those in industrial hygiene, chemical health and safety, laboratory management, and architectural and engineering firms handling laboratory construction and renovation–will find the latest edition of Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations essential reading.

Guidelines for Laboratory Design

Health, Safety, and Environmental Considerations
Author: Louis J. DiBerardinis,Janet S. Baum,Melvin W. First
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470505524
Category: Architecture
Page: 515
View: 9868

Continue Reading →

"Focuses on Environmental considerations in addition to health and safety, emphasizing environmental issues in design as well as green lab design. Contains a new section on Sustainable Design. Includes new chapters on Material Sciences and Engineering and Nanotechnology Provides updated information in all sections, especially the chapters on Animal Research and HVAC "--

Laboratory Design, Construction, and Renovation

Participants, Process, and Product
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on Design, Construction, and Renovation of Laboratory Facilities
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309132770
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 170
View: 9324

Continue Reading →

Laboratory facilities are complex, technically sophisticated, and mechanically intensive structures that are expensive to build and to maintain. Hundreds of decisions must be made before and during new construction or renovation that will determine how successfully the facility will function when completed and how successfully it can be maintained once put into service. This book provides guidance on effective approaches for building laboratory facilities in the chemical and biochemical sciences. It contains both basic and laboratory-specific information addressed to the user community-the scientists and administrators who contract with design and construction experts. The book will also be important to the design and construction communities-the architects, laboratory designers, and engineers who will design the facility and the construction personnel who will build it-to help them communicate with the scientific community for whom they build laboratory facilities.

Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilities


Author: Leonard Mayer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471306238
Category: Architecture
Page: 525
View: 3537

Continue Reading →

Laboratory design, a profitable area of specialization for architects, requires an immense knowledge of a maze of codes, regulations, standards and guidelines. Providing a detailed overview of the fundamental building processes, this volume serves as both

Building Type Basics for Research Laboratories


Author: Daniel D. Watch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471217572
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
View: 4260

Continue Reading →

Planning to initiate designs for government, academic, and private research laboratories? Here's the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, Combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, energy, cost, and safety issues that are unique to research laboratories. Order your copy today!

Sustainable Design of Research Laboratories

Planning, Design, and Operation
Author: KlingStubbins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470915978
Category: Architecture
Page: 352
View: 7149

Continue Reading →

Architecture, Sustainable Design A comprehensive book on the sustainable design of research laboratories Today's research laboratories are complex and difficult building types to design, and making them sustainable adds more obstacles. Written by members of the well-known firm KlingStubbins, under the guidance of its Directors of Laboratory Planning, Engineering, and Sustainability, Sustainable Design of Research Laboratories represents a multidisciplinary approach to addressing these challenges. With the needs of architects, engineers, construction professionals, and facility owners in mind, this book provides a road map for sustainable planning, design, construction, and operations. The book is valuable both to experienced laboratory designers seeking guidance on sustainable strategies, as well as professionals versed in sustainable design who want insight into laboratory applications. With content rich in guidance on performance strategies, even the most technically oriented reader will find valuable lessons inside. This book: Focuses on the links between best sustainable practices and the specific needs of research laboratories Provides a number of case studies of the best contemporary sustainably designed labs, with a focus on architecture and engineering Explores the challenges in applying rating systems, including LEED, to laboratory buildings Examines unique considerations of sustainable approaches in leased and renovated laboratories Includes contributions by experts on approaches to integrated design, site design, programming, and commissioning This important book shows how theoretical ideas can be applied to real-life laboratory projects to create healthier and more efficient research environments.

Laboratories

A Guide to Master Planning, Programming, Procurement, and Design
Author: Fernand Dahan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393730586
Category: Architecture
Page: 298
View: 2010

Continue Reading →

This comprehensive reference by a senior architect at the EPA covers guidelines for site selection, the design of complete facilities (including sustainable labs) and individual lab rooms, and strategic master planning for architects, engineers, and project managers as well as those who commission, operate, and manage laboratories at every level from schools to industry.

Planning and Designing Research Animal Facilities


Author: Jack Hessler,Noel Lehner
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080919218
Category: Science
Page: 520
View: 850

Continue Reading →

Research institutions have or are planning to build, expand and renovate animal research facilities to keep up with the demands of biomedical research caused in part by growth in the use of genetically altered rodents and the upsurge of research in infectious diseases. Properly designed facilities greatly facilitate effective management and high-quality day-to-day animal care that is required to optimally support animal research and testing. There are multiple solutions to address the myriad of factors that influence the design and construction of animal research facilities. There is no “best design applicable for all facilities and arguably not even a single “best design for a given facility. For this reason, Planning and Designing Research Animal Facilities is not intended to be a “how to book. The goal is to cover the basic programmatic requirements of animal research facilities, provide ideas for meeting those requirements while, hopefully, stimulating the creative process in which designers in consultation with those who work in animal research facilities generate even better ideas. That is how progress has been made and will continue to be made. Facilitates communication between the parties involved in planning and designing animal facilities by providing contemporary information, and stimulating creativity that will help lead to wise decisions and advance the knowledge base for planning, design and constructing animal research facilities

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory:

Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, Updated Version
Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309138647
Category: Science
Page: 360
View: 3256

Continue Reading →

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates


Author: Committee on Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030908914X
Category: Science
Page: 184
View: 3390

Continue Reading →

The field of occupational health and safety constantly changes, especially as it pertains to biomedical research. New infectious hazards are of particular importance at nonhuman-primate facilities. For example, the discovery that B virus can be transmitted via a splash on a mucous membrane raises new concerns that must be addressed, as does the discovery of the Reston strain of Ebola virus in import quarantine facilities in the U.S. The risk of such infectious hazards is best managed through a flexible and comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP) that can identify and mitigate potential hazards. Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates is intended as a reference for vivarium managers, veterinarians, researchers, safety professionals, and others who are involved in developing or implementing an OHSP that deals with nonhuman primates. The book lists the important features of an OHSP and provides the tools necessary for informed decision-making in developing an optimal program that meets all particular institutional needs.

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students


Author: Prof. Robert H. Hill, Jr.,David C. Finster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119243378
Category: Science
Page: 576
View: 7247

Continue Reading →

Provides knowledge and models of good practice needed by students to work safely in the laboratory as they progress through four years of undergraduate laboratory work Aligns with the revised safety instruction requirements from the ACS Committee on Professional Training 2015 “Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures for Bachelor’s Degree Programs” Provides a systematic approach to incorporating safety and health into the chemistry curriculum Topics are divided into layers of progressively more advanced and appropriate safety issues so that some topics are covered 2-3 times, at increasing levels of depth Develops a strong safety ethic by continuous reinforcement of safety; to recognize, assess, and manage laboratory hazards; and to plan for response to laboratory emergencies Covers a thorough exposure to chemical health and safety so that students will have the proper education and training when they enter the workforce or graduate school

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals


Author: Committee on Occupational Safety and Health in Research Animal Facilities,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Commission on Life Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309520398
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 145
View: 9093

Continue Reading →

Much has been written about the care of research animals. Yet little guidance has appeared on protecting the health and safety of the people who care for or use these animals. This book, an implementation handbook and companion to Guide For the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, identifies principles for building a program and discusses the accountability of institutional leaders, managers, and employees for a program's success. It provides a detailed description of risks-- physical and chemical hazards, allergens and zoonoses, and hazards from experiments--which will serve as a continuing reference for the laboratory. The book offers specific recommendations for controlling risk through administrative procedures, facility design, engineering controls, and periodic evaluations. The volume focuses on the worker, with detailed discussions of work practices, the use of personal protective gear, and the development of an emergency response plan. This handbook will be invaluable to administrators, researchers, and employees in any animal research facility. It will also be of interest to personnel in zoos, animal shelters, and veterinary facilities.

Laboratory Biosafety Manual


Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241546508
Category: Medical
Page: 178
View: 5448

Continue Reading →

This is the third edition of this manual which contains updated practical guidance on biosafety techniques in laboratories at all levels. It is organised into nine sections and issues covered include: microbiological risk assessment; lab design and facilities; biosecurity concepts; safety equipment; contingency planning; disinfection and sterilisation; the transport of infectious substances; biosafety and the safe use of recombinant DNA technology; chemical, fire and electrical safety aspects; safety organisation and training programmes; and the safety checklist.

Safe Science

Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Human-Systems Integration,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on Establishing and Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Laboratory Research
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309300940
Category: Science
Page: 128
View: 9427

Continue Reading →

Recent serious and sometimes fatal accidents in chemical research laboratories at United States universities have driven government agencies, professional societies, industries, and universities themselves to examine the culture of safety in research laboratories. These incidents have triggered a broader discussion of how serious incidents can be prevented in the future and how best to train researchers and emergency personnel to respond appropriately when incidents do occur. As the priority placed on safety increases, many institutions have expressed a desire to go beyond simple compliance with regulations to work toward fostering a strong, positive safety culture: affirming a constant commitment to safety throughout their institutions, while integrating safety as an essential element in the daily work of laboratory researchers. Safe Science takes on this challenge. This report examines the culture of safety in research institutions and makes recommendations for university leadership, laboratory researchers, and environmental health and safety professionals to support safety as a core value of their institutions. The report discusses ways to fulfill that commitment through prioritizing funding for safety equipment and training, as well as making safety an ongoing operational priority. A strong, positive safety culture arises not because of a set of rules but because of a constant commitment to safety throughout an organization. Such a culture supports the free exchange of safety information, emphasizes learning and improvement, and assigns greater importance to solving problems than to placing blame. High importance is assigned to safety at all times, not just when it is convenient or does not threaten personal or institutional productivity goals. Safe Science will be a guide to make the changes needed at all levels to protect students, researchers, and staff.

Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities


Author: N.A
Publisher: Joint Commission on
ISBN: 9781599403076
Category: Architecture
Page: 156
View: 1857

Continue Reading →

Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, Second Edition, an updated version of a Joint Commission Resources best seller, is a comprehensive guide for health care organizations around the world that are looking to build new facilities - or update their current structures - in compliance with Joint Commission, Joint Commission International, and other recognized standards of health care design excellence. A wealth of strategies, tools, and real-world experiences of organizations around the globe supply the reader with the building blocks they need for success with their new facility or existing structure. Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, Second Edition assesses the challenges, compliance issues, and the need for a holistic approach to the design and function of health care facilities; and this new edition, readers receive valuable online resources in support of the printed material, including customizable tools they can use immediately in their organization.

Laboratory Safety Guidance


Author: U.S. Department of Labor,Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497374744
Category: Law
Page: 52
View: 7613

Continue Reading →

More than 500,000 workers are employed in laboratories in the U.S. The laboratory environment can be a hazardous place to work. Laboratory workers are exposed to numerous potential hazards including chemical, biological, physical and radioactive hazards, as well as musculoskeletal stresses. Laboratory safety is governed by numerous local, state and federal regulations. Over the years, OSHA has promulgated rules and published guidance to make laboratories increasingly safe for personnel. This publication is intended for supervisors, principal investigators and managers who have the primary responsibility for maintaining laboratories under their supervision as safe, healthy places to work and for ensuring that applicable health, safety and environmental regulations are followed. There are several primary OSHA standards that apply to laboratories and these are discussed below. There are also other OSHA standards that apply to various aspects of laboratory activities and these are referred to in this publication. The Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) was created specifically for non-production laboratories. Additional OSHA standards provide rules that protect workers, including those that who in laboratories, from chemical hazards as well as biological, physical and safety hazards. For those hazards that are not covered by a specific OSHA standard, OSHA often provides guidance on protecting workers from these hazards. This publication is designed to make employers aware of the OSHA standards as well as OSHA guidance that is available to protect workers from the diverse hazards encountered in laboratories. The extent of detail on specific hazards provided in this publication is dependent on the nature of each hazard and its importance in a laboratory setting.

Laboratory Quality Management System

Handbook
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789241548274
Category: Medical
Page: 247
View: 2291

Continue Reading →

Achieving, maintaining and improving accuracy, timeliness and reliability are major challenges for health laboratories. Countries worldwide committed themselves to build national capacities for the detection of, and response to, public health events of international concern when they decided to engage in the International Health Regulations implementation process. Only sound management of quality in health laboratories will enable countries to produce test results that the international community will trust in cases of international emergency. This handbook was developed through collaboration between the WHO Lyon Office for National Epidemic Preparedness and Response, the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Laboratory Systems, and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). It is based on training sessions and modules provided by the CDC and WHO in more than 25 countries, and on guidelines for implementation of ISO 15189 in diagnostic laboratories, developed by CLSI. This handbook is intended to provide a comprehensive reference on Laboratory Quality Management System for all stakeholders in health laboratory processes, from management, to administration, to bench-work laboratorians. This handbook covers topics that are essential for quality management of a public health or clinical laboratory. They are based on both ISO 15189 and CLSI GP26-A3 documents. Each topic is discussed in a separate chapter. The chapters follow the framework developed by CLSI and are organized as the "12 Quality System Essentials".

Fundamentals of Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry

Sustainable Science, Fourth Edition
Author: Stanley E. Manahan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466553162
Category: Science
Page: 614
View: 1512

Continue Reading →

Fundamentals of Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry: Sustainable Science, Fourth Edition covers university-level environmental chemistry, with toxicological chemistry integrated throughout the book. This new edition of a bestseller provides an updated text with an increased emphasis on sustainability and green chemistry. It is organized based on the five spheres of Earth’s environment: (1) the hydrosphere (water), (2) the atmosphere (air), (3) the geosphere (solid Earth), (4) the biosphere (life), and (5) the anthrosphere (the part of the environment made and used by humans). The first chapter defines environmental chemistry and each of the five environmental spheres. The second chapter presents the basics of toxicological chemistry and its relationship to environmental chemistry. Subsequent chapters are grouped by sphere, beginning with the hydrosphere and its environmental chemistry, water pollution, sustainability, and water as nature’s most renewable resource. Chapters then describe the atmosphere, its structure and importance for protecting life on Earth, air pollutants, and the sustainability of atmospheric quality. The author explains the nature of the geosphere and discusses soil for growing food as well as geosphere sustainability. He also describes the biosphere and its sustainability. The final sphere described is the anthrosphere. The text explains human influence on the environment, including climate, pollution in and by the anthrosphere, and means of sustaining this sphere. It also discusses renewable, nonpolluting energy and introduces workplace monitoring. For readers needing additional basic chemistry background, the book includes two chapters on general chemistry and organic chemistry. This updated edition includes three new chapters, new examples and figures, and many new homework problems.

Essential Environmental Health Standards in Health Care


Author: John Adams,Jamie Bartram,Yves Chartier
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547235
Category: Medical
Page: 57
View: 3011

Continue Reading →

Ensuring safe environmental health conditions in health care can reduce the transmission of health care-associated infections. This document provides guidelines on essential environmental health standards required for health care in medium- and low-resource countries and support the development and implementation of national policies.