Archives for August 2020

What Are Universal Precautions?

Working in the healthcare industry exposes individuals to diseases and infections that can be transmitted from one person to another. Universal Precautions were guidelines developed regarding infection control that were designed to protect healthcare workers from diseases that are spread through blood and various body fluids. These were applied to the workplace when workers were exposed to blood and certain types of bodily fluids.

Biosafety In The Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal of Infectious Materials.

A— GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS

In 1984, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) jointly published a set of guidelines for the safe handling of pathogenic microorganisms[ ]. These guidelines, developed over a period of several years in consultation with experts in the field, remain the best judgments available; they are reproduced here in their entirety, as Appendix A. The reader should consult these guidelines in deciding on the appropriate level of precaution to use in the handling of a particular organism.

Customizing Industrial-Quality Workbenches for Your Needs

 

Workbenches are used in many industries including those engaged in manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and shipping. Industrial-quality workbenches are also found in laboratories, educational institutions, research centers, and healthcare facilities. Whether they are subjected to light, medium, or heavy use, these furnishings may become more functional when certain accessories are added. Some accessories are designed for specific environments and others are useful in all industries.