Laboratory and Healthcare Issues: Ventilation, Drug Exposures, Dust Control, Microbial Contamination, and Radiation

Monday, May 23 | 10:30 AM – 12:50 PM


Healthcare, Laboratory Health and Safety

Arrangers: M. Jones, Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa City, IA; L. Wong, EH&S, University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA. Moderators: M. Hayden, US Navy, Seabeck, WA; J. Rice, Risk Management, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT. Monitors: M. Jones, Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa City, IA; M. Miller, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA.

10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

Vortex Ventilation in the Laboratory Environment L. Meisenzahl, Research, Vortex Hoods, LLC, New Castle, USA Minor Outlying Islands.

10:50 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

Hazardous Drug Exposure: Assessment and Hazard Communication P. Lilley and J. Mancini, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

11:10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Hazardous Drug Handling and Contamination in Research Labs T. Barton, Environmental Health and Safety, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

Protecting Nurses from Antineoplastic Drug Exposures T. Smith, Applied Health Science, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN; H. Woldu, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; D. DeJoy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; A. Dyal, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA.

11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Compliance with ICRA Dust Control in a Hospital R. Beall, Entek Consulting Group, Inc., Rocklin, CA.

12:10 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Evaluation of Microbial Surface and Air Contamination Using Active UV-C Technology in a Healthcare Setting L. Lee, American Green Technology, South Bend, IN.

12:30 p.m.-12:50 p.m.

Serious Questions About Radiation Measurements R. Johnson, Radiation Safety Counseling Institute, Rockville, MD.