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Assessing the Efficacy of Safety Protocols in the Lab (AIHce EXP 2019 OnDemand)

Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Presentations Hazardous Drug Residues in Forensic Laboratories
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2015 to 2016, there was a 100 percent increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids (e.g., fentanyl and its analogs). This has raised concerns about the potential for exposure to opioids and other illicit drugs among workers (e.g., forensic science laboratory employees) in the course of their work. This case study outlines the use of surface wipe sampling to identify hazardous drug residues in forensic laboratories.
Co-Authors / Acknowledgements & References
Ed Sisco and Marcela Najarro, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Author
Mr. Robert Kirkby, MS, CIH, Michigan State Police Lansing, MI
United States of America

Disposable Glove Use in Forensic Science Laboratories
Disposable gloves are one of the most important and commonly used forms of PPE for laboratory workers. Gloves often do not receive the same level of selection scrutiny, user training, or fit testing common to other forms of PPE (e.g, respirators and hearing protection devices). This case study provides background on glove usage by laboratory workers in forensic science laboratories, identifies gaps in proper glove selection and use, and provides guidance for improvements to laboratory safety programs. Author
Mr. Robert Kirkby, MS, CIH, Michigan State Police Lansing, MI
United States of America

Using Safety Climate Surveys to Measure the Impact of Faculty Engagement and Leadership on Laboratory Safety
The University of California Center for Laboratory Safety created a survey to measure the safety culture in academic research laboratories. Surveys were then conducted at several major research universities to benchmark the safety culture on the campuses. Aggregate data were used to identify factors influencing the safety culture for academic researchers. The data were analyzed not only by single topics, but also by correlating between topics to establish important connections between them. Hence, we were able to measure directly the impact of faculty engagement and leadership on laboratory safety behaviors of researchers. These and other results will be presented during this presentation.
Co-Authors / Acknowledgements & References
Dr. Imke Schroeder, Dr. Elizabeth Czornyj, and Dr. Nancy Wayne, University of California Center for Laboratory Safety, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Author
Dr. Craig Merlic, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
United States of America

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