Hazards in the Chemical Laboratory
Legal requirements for health and safety at work impose duties on all those working in laboratories. This revised and updated handbook provides information and practical guidance for laboratory workers and for all those who have responsibility for laboratory management. It details how duties can be met sensibly through safety management, planning and training. Additionally, the book provides a reference listing the hazardous properties of approximately 400 flammable, explosive, corrosive and toxic substances or groups of substances commonly found in labs.
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