This text provides guidance on assessing hazards and risks in the animal laboratory and how to eliminate or minimize them. It covers the extent and range of hazards in animal facilities, including the physical problems asscoaited with building and plant. The contributors tackle specific areas of concern such as infection, allergy, genetic manipulation, chemicals and radiation. Guidance on safety management and the law is also provided. The book emphasizes that each facility is unique and must be assessed locally by persons familiar with each aspect.
BTS Newsletter This is an excellent book, being well researched and written with many references and suggestions for further reading...this book should be made available to everyone working within a laboratory animal facility.
Introduction to health and safety in laboratory animal facilities, M.R. Gamble; allergenic hazards, S. Gordon and R.D. Tee; infectious hazards, M.J. Dennis; genetically modified (transgenic) animals, M.W. Smith; chemical hazards, I. Palotai; radiation safety, D.M. Taylor; safety management, J. Ryder; legal requirements, K. Dolan.
Series: Laboratory Animal Handbooks
Number Of Pages: 249
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15
Weight (kg): 0.57