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A Survival Guide for Research ScientistsHealth and Safety

A Survival Guide for Research Scientists: Health and Safety [As a scientist, you will have an obligation to carry out laboratory activities in a safe manner, so that you do not cause harm to yourself, others and the environment. In some countries, such as the UK, health and safety is so important that it has become part of legislation. The aim of this chapter is to give you a basic introduction to some of the common dos and don’ts that all scientists should be aware of, such as what to do in the event of a fire, how to handle general chemicals and how to fill certain forms (namely Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and risk assessment). Overall, the chapter deals with generic practical guidelines and thus will not deal with specific situations or circumstances, such as how to handle lasers, gases, ionising radiation, biological substances, etc.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Survival Guide for Research ScientistsHealth and Safety

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
ISBN
978-3-030-05434-2
Pages
35 –47
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05435-9_4
Publisher site
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Abstract

[As a scientist, you will have an obligation to carry out laboratory activities in a safe manner, so that you do not cause harm to yourself, others and the environment. In some countries, such as the UK, health and safety is so important that it has become part of legislation. The aim of this chapter is to give you a basic introduction to some of the common dos and don’ts that all scientists should be aware of, such as what to do in the event of a fire, how to handle general chemicals and how to fill certain forms (namely Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and risk assessment). Overall, the chapter deals with generic practical guidelines and thus will not deal with specific situations or circumstances, such as how to handle lasers, gases, ionising radiation, biological substances, etc.]

Published: Sep 1, 2019

Keywords: Health and safety; Fire safety; Hazardous substances; Risk assessment

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