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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Chemical Fume Hood Handbook [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses hood types, function and purpose, design, performance, inspection, and safe work practices.
Source: Northwestern University
Gas Selection/Management for the Biotech Lab
Abstract: Ensure gas quality by certification, managing gas supply chain, and evaluating suppliers.
Source: BioPharm International (Author is Scheruing, S.)
Lab Waste Management Guidelines (Updated 2006)
Abstract: These guidelines are geared for any type of lab (schools, research, clinical, biotech, analytical etc.) and some regulatory information pertains to King County, Washington, however, there are plenty of tips on waste reduction and safer alternatives.
Source: King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
Abstract: Discusses vented equipment used in labs, biological safety cabinets, hoods and other, covering hazardous exhaust systems, high energy-efficient units, and more.
Source: American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Laboratory Health & Safety Committee
Laboratory Waste Management Guide
Abstract: This report was prepared by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, Washington (LHWMP.) The program seeks to reduce hazardous waste from households and small quantity generator businesses in King County by providing information and technical assistance to protect human health and the environment.
Source: Dave Waddell
Pollution Prevention for Laboratories
Abstract: Checklist training handout for pollution prevention in labs - covers policies, inventory, process or equipment changes, substitution, reuse, and process efficiency.
Source: Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (MRICD) (histology lab)
Pollution Prevention Ideas for Labs
Abstract: reducing or eliminating chemical use and chemical Suggestions for research, academic, and analysis labs to reduce waste production; substitute less hazardous materials; conserve water or electricity; and other means of reducing environmental impact.
Source: Princeton University
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