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Section 1 Biological Safety Chapter 3 Standard Laboratory Practice and Technique

STANDARD LABORATORY PRACTICE AND TECHNIQUE
Biohazard Warning Signage A sign incorporating the universal biohazard symbol must be posted at the entrance to the laboratory when infectious agents are present. Biosafety Level 1: The sign may include the name of the agent (s) in use, and the name and phone number of the laboratory supervisor or other responsible personnel. Biosafety Level 2: Posted information must include the name of the agent (s), laboratory’s biosafety level, supervisor’s name (or other responsible personnel), telephone number, and required procedures for entering and exiting the laboratory. Biosafety Level 3: Posted information must include
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In circumstances when splash or splatter is anticipated, the garment must be resistant to liquid penetration. A cuffed lab coat or gown should be worn when working with potentially infectious materials, and MUST be worn when working with agents requiring Biosafety Level-3 containment. Reusable clothing should be laundered on-site or by a laundering service. Personnel should not launder laboratory clothing at home.

Section 1 Biological Safety Chapter 3 Standard Laboratory Practice and Technique

Gloves: Gloves should always be worn when handling biohazardous materials. Disposable gloves can provide an adequate barrier between the lab employee and most biohazardous materials. Double gloves and/or cut-resistant gloves should be considered when handling sharp items and biohazardous materials. Respirators: When engineering controls (i.e. BSCs) are not available to provide adequate protection against aerosolized agents or when mandated by federal regulations, respirators shall be worn. Duke’s Respiratory Protection Program requires that employees be medically cleared, fit-tested, and trained on proper usage and care before allowed to wear a respirator. Details of the Program can be viewed here. Disposable Shoe-covers/Booties: When significant splash and splatter are anticipated, shoe-covers/booties should be considered. Prior to exiting the laboratory, these must be removed and disposed of properly. Handwashing

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