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SHEMP Operations Manual for Laboratories A Message from the SHEM Managing Director Safety, Health and Environmental Management Programs are the highest priority throughout

By Julius Jimeno


EPA. As public sector leaders in environmental management, EPA strives to “set the standard ” for excellence, addressing our employees ’ well-being in the process. The EPA SHEM Division has long been committed to managing Safety, Health and Environmental Division risks throughout our varied operations. This document represents a major step forward as we continuously strive to strengthen the risk management of our laboratory operations. It provides guidance on management and administration, hazard identification and evaluation, laboratory Safety, Health and Environmental Division programs, engineering controls, protective clothing and equipment, work practice controls and laboratory emergency situations. An integral part of the development of this guidance tool was our partnership with selected Safety, Health and Environmental Division leaders in the “laboratory community, ” each with their own unique background and specialization. A draft copy of this document was critiqued by them as part of an extensive peer review process. That resulted in valuable insights and recommendations that have helped “chart the course ” towards the development of a document that reflects both technical excellence and a practicality that will facilitate reference an

Year: 2011
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