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Chapter 15 - Andrology Laboratory Safety

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 February 2022

David Mortimer
Affiliation:
Oozoa Biomedical Inc., Vancouver
Lars Björndahl
Affiliation:
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Christopher L. R. Barratt
Affiliation:
University of Dundee
José Antonio Castilla
Affiliation:
HU Virgen de las Nieves, Granada
Roelof Menkveld
Affiliation:
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Ulrik Kvist
Affiliation:
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Juan G. Alvarez
Affiliation:
Centro ANDROGEN, La Coruña
Trine B. Haugen
Affiliation:
Oslo Metropolitan University
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Summary

This chapter provides an overview of 20 primary recommendations for safe working in the andrology laboratory, along with sections on accident prevention, appropriate clothing and the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), fire safety, dealing with spills, use and disposal of biological materials, chemical hazards, compressed gases, and cryogenics.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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