The most important aspect in a laboratory is the safety of the people and the property. Laboratories regularly deal with hazardous chemicals, infective pathogens, and harmful substances.
Many national and international agencies, depending on the nature of work in the laboratory, therefore, help formulate the guidelines for health & safety.
In this blog, let’s explore the key agencies involved with the health and safety of individuals in the laboratory.
|ASHRAE||American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers||USA||To serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.|
|BIS||Bureau of Indian Standards||India||To evolve a national strategy for according recognition to standards and integrating them with growth and development of production and exports.|
|CDC||Centers for Disease Control
|USA||To protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability.|
|EPA||Environmental Protection Agency||USA||To protect human health and the environment.|
|FM Approved||FM Approvals||USA||To objectively test property loss prevention products and services and certifying those that meet rigorous loss prevention standards.|
|ICMR||Indian Council of Medical Research||India||To translate Research into Action for Improving the Health of the Population.|
|NCDC||National Centre for Disease Control||India||To function as a national centre of excellence for control of communicable diseases.|
|NFPA||National Fire Protection
|USA||To reduce fire hazards and their impact on quality of life through the provision of codes and standards as well as research, training and education.|
|NIOH||National Institute of Occupational Health||India||To prevent and control occupation related Health problems by creating a safer work environment.|
|NIOSH||National Institute for
Occupational Safety and
|USA||To develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice.|
|NSF||National Sanitation Foundation||USA||To protect and improve global human health.|
|OSHA||Occupational Safety and
|USA||To ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.|
|SEFA||Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association||USA||To promote the use of laboratory grade furniture equipment and fixtures.|
|UL||Underwriters’ Laboratories||USA||To promote safe, secure and sustainable living and working environments for people by the application of science, hazard-based safety engineering and data acumen.|
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