Lab Safety and Lab Rules/Regulation
This article will provide you with the required lab safety, rules and regulation that will ensure proper operation while working in the laboratory.
- Lab attendants MUST always wear a protective coat on, white, fully buttoned and below the knees.
- Never eat or drink in the lab.
- Phones are to be switched off when in the lab.
- No bench work should be left deserted without any attendant in ANY case.
- Should there be any sceptical events; the head med lab technician/senior staff should be consulted to avoid any mistakes.
- Hair should be covered with a plastic cap and there should be minimal talking in very sensitive areas like the microbiology lab, to avoid contamination and transmission of diseases.
- A pair of flat, fully covered shoes and dresses, skirts or trousers just above or at ankle length only should be worn.
- Medical personnel should be physically fit and free of any ailment before resuming work.
Lab Safety Conducts
- Safety codes and signs should be well studied and known in order to avoid explosions and burns.
- Protective rubber gloves should be worn when handling ANY sample and samples should be carried on a rack.
- The white overall should be worn and fully buttoned so that should there be any case of spillage, it won’t touch directly the garment underneath.
- Flat, fully covered shoes should be worn to avoid slipping and protect the feet from glassware accidents in the lab.
- Bio-hazardous waste should be discarded in a biohazard waste bag and properly discarded in the bin.
- Bench works should be well disinfected before the procession of work and after work done for the day.
- All wiring connections should be done neatly to avoid tripping over.