SZNS ISO 15190:2003 Medical laboratories – Requirements for safety

E582.03

This standard specifies requirements to establish and maintain a safe working environment in a medical laboratory.

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This standard specifies requirements to establish and maintain a safe working environment in a medical laboratory.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Contents Page
Introduction iv
1 Scope 1
2 Normative references 1
3 Terms and definifitions 2
4 Risk group classification 5
5 Management requirements 5
5.1 Management responsibilities 5
5.2 Management of staff health 6
6 Designing for safety 6
6.1 Preliminary considerations 6
6.2 General design requirements 6
6.3 Physical conditions 7
7 Staffing, procedures, documentation, inspection and records 8
7.1 Laboratory Safety Officer 8
7.2 Procedures 8
7.3 Safety programme audits and inspection 9
7.4 Safety manual 10
7.5 Records 10
8 Identification of hazards 11
9 Reporting of incidents, injury, accidents and occupational illnesses 12
10 Training 12
11 Personnel responsibilities 12
11.1 Food, drink and like substances 12
11.2 Cosmetics, hair, beards and jewellery 12
11.3 Immunization status 13
11.4 Personal property 13
11.5 Festive decorations 13
12 Clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves, eye, face, foot and respiratory protection 13
12.1 Protective clothing in the laboratory 13
12.2 Protective clothing outside the laboratory 14
12.3 Face and body protection 14
12.4 Gloves 14
12.5 Footwear 15
12.6 Respiratory protection 15
12.7 Handwashing 15
12.8 Training 16
12.9 Equipment 16
12.10 Eyewash stations 16
12.11 Emergency showers 16
13 Good housekeeping practices 17
14 Safe work practices 17
14.1 Safe work practices with all material of biological origin 17
14.2 Special requirements for working in microbiology laboratories 18
15 Aerosols 19
16 Microbiological safety cabinets, chemical safety hoods and cabinets 19
17 Chemical safety 19
17.1 Measures to avoid chemical contamination 19
17.2 Emergency measures applicable when chemical contamination has occurred 20
17.3 Discarded chemicals 20
18 Radiation safety 20
18.1 Radionuclides 20
18.2 Radiation protection advisors, officers, and supervisors 21
18.3 Workplace monitoring 21
18.4 UV and laser light sources (including light from high-intensity sources) 22
18.5 Microwave equipment 22
19 Fire precautions 22
19.1 Construction 22
19.2 Secondary exits 22
19.3 Alarm systems 23
19.4 Fire risk reduction strategies 23
19.5 Storage of flammable materials 23
19.6 Fire safety training programmes 24
19.7 Firefighting equipment 24
20 Emergency evacuations 24
21 Electrical equipment 24
22 Transport of samples 25
23 Waste disposal 25
Annex A (informative)Action-plan outline for implementation of this International Standard 27
Annex B (informative) Laboratory safety audit 29
Annex C (informative) Decontamination, cleaning and disinfection following a spillage 39
Bibliography 41

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