ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences
HEALTH and STAFF
Prevention of occupational ill health and injury forms an essential component of laboratory management.94 Newly appointed personnel and those returning to work after a prolonged absence or illness should be provided with health assessments and counselled on requirements for periodic health surveillance where appropriate. Vaccination programmes should be available particularly to high risk groups such as those exposed to unfixed tissue samples.
In addition various services which provide an awareness of personal safety and well being can be offered. Examples include: