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The Mystery of Lab Safety Regulations

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (July 1, 2020)
Presented by Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)
Does OSHA really care about gum chewing in the lab? What PPE should I be wearing during this pandemic? Does my chemical waste need to be in my line of site? Getting buy-in from staff and having them follow safety regulations is difficult, and helping them to understand why the regulations exist can help with that. This session will help you understand the mystery of those strange regulations and even teach you how to dig deep to find those answers on your own.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Follow the pathway to finding the regulations behind hard-to-understand lab rules.
  2. Generate staff buy-in of lab safety guidelines using the psychology of lab safety.
  3. Discuss safety updates regarding COVID-19 issues in the laboratory.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Safety will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.