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- For training on departmental equipment and building procedures, submit a work request at PHNS tech support
Additional safety notes for handling biohazards
- per Bob Golden @ IBC/REM, 5/24/12
- Liquid form of anti-cancer drugs or other biohazard used in cell culture may be handled in the way we currently do (bleach then drain to the sink).
- Use BSC or fume hood when handling anti-cancer drugs or biohazard. This is to “contain” the potential hazard in a limited location, should any spill or splash occur.
- Use PPE in handling the drugs: Goggles, mask
- Use an absorbent (diaper) on the surface (fume hood, BSC) when the drugs are handled. If the drugs are spilled, decontaminate the surface with alconox solution.
- Solid – collect separately and request REM pickup (label “trace cancer drug”)
- Make sure you wash hands after handling any chemicals or biohazards.
- If the chemicals are transported betweenbuildings, use a secondary container for the samples.
- Report direct exposure to chemicals or biohazard (911 outside work hour), Occupational health provider (446-2450, OCC, <6PM).