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NFPA 45: Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
This standard provides basic requirements to protect life and property through prevention and control of fires and explosions involving the use of chemicals in laboratory-scale operations.
Laboratories: Hazard Recognition and Solutions
This topic page provides access to OSHA documents addressing how to recognize and address hazards associated with laboratories
U.S. Chemical Safety Board: Laboratory Accident Investigations
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents and conducts root cause investigations.
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDSs) (previously titled Material Safety Data Sheets for infectious substances) are technical documents that describe the hazardous properties of a human pathogen and recommendations for work involving these agents in a laboratory setting.
Source: Health Canada
Laboratory Biosafety Manual - Third Edition
The Laboratory Biosafety Manual has provided practical guidance on biosafety techniques for use in laboratories at all levels. For this last edition, the manual has been extensively revised and expanded. Electronic resources include versions in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Italian.
Topics include: microscope users, pipetting, hoods and cabinets, laboratory checklist.
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Ionizing Radiation
This page provides a starting point for technical and regulatory information regarding the recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards associated with ionizing radiation.