• On June 9, 2004, the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) was notified of possible inadvertent exposure to Bacillus anthracis spores at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), where workers were evaluating the immune response of mice to B. anthracis . (cdc.gov)
  • Inadvertent exposures to brucellae in the clinical laboratory indicate a widespread lack of preparedness to cope with eventual biologic threats involving use of the organism. (cdc.gov)
  • Discovery of a laboratory exposure to brucellae should prompt an exhaustive investigation of the event and its circumstances, definition of the population at risk, enforcement of safe laboratory practices, and antimicrobial drug prophylaxis for exposed persons. (cdc.gov)
  • The second case-patient was a 33-year-old laboratory worker who performed antimicrobial drug susceptibility testing on 2 apparent B. cepacia isolates, 1 of which was actually B. pseudomallei isolated from the blood of a 29-year-old Vietnam veteran with recurrent cavitating pneumonia ( 10 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Despite its uses, asbestos is a known human carcinogen and the National Cancer Institute suggests that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. (sokolovelaw.com)
  • Our firm has helped to recover more than $3.6 Billion for victims and families of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. (sokolovelaw.com)
  • IMPORTANT: An estimated $30 Billion in court-ordered trust money has been set aside to help victims of asbestos exposure cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other living expenses. (sokolovelaw.com)
  • The number of investigators who are working on strains of B. pseudomallei is growing, and research laboratories require clearly defined readiness guidelines in the event that 1 or more persons require postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). (cdc.gov)
  • As a result of this event, the microbiology laboratory has incorporated flow charts directly into the bench procedures for several highly infectious agents that may be agents of bioterrorism. (nih.gov)
  • However, this comparison might not show a difference if (silent) virus transmission had occurred among laboratory staff. (cdc.gov)
  • The definition of "laboratory scale" specifically excludes those workplaces whose function it is to produce commercial quantities of materials. (osha.gov)
  • By the terms of the standard all of the conditions in the definition of "laboratory use" must be met in order for a workplace to be covered by the standard. (osha.gov)
  • The repetitive nature of the laboratory operation or the lack of variability of the chemicals used cited in your letter are not part of the definition of laboratory use or laboratory scale. (osha.gov)
  • Uses of hazardous chemicals which do not meet the definition of laboratory use, and in such cases, the employer shall comply with the relevant standard in 29 CFR part 1910, subpart Z, even if such use occurs in a laboratory. (osha.gov)
  • However, this is a question of fact, and each particular quality control laboratory must be evaluated within the context of your industrial operation. (osha.gov)
  • From May 4 to May 19, 2005, we visited the laboratories to interview supervisory personnel regarding routine work-up of samples and to collect blood from study participants for serologic testing. (cdc.gov)
  • The national reference laboratory for influenza at Robert Koch Institute performed serologic testing for antibodies against A/Singapore/1/57(H2N2) virus by hemagglutination inhibition. (cdc.gov)
  • As part of routine laboratory procedure, horizontal surfaces had been cleaned with a buffered bleach solution (1:10 dilution) at the end of each day. (cdc.gov)
  • This elicited information regarding routine laboratory activities, contact with CAP samples, tasks performed in conjunction with handling of the samples, and any influenzalike symptoms (sudden onset of fever, cough, headache, and muscle pain) within the respective time frame. (cdc.gov)
  • The applicability of OSHA's laboratory standard, Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, is controlled by paragraph (a)(1) of that standard which references two definitions also included in the standard. (osha.gov)
  • Paragraph (b) of the standard defines the "laboratory use of hazardous chemicals" to include the handling or use of hazardous chemicals where all of the following conditions are met. (osha.gov)
  • This section shall apply to all employers engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals as defined below. (osha.gov)
  • Laboratory uses of hazardous chemicals which provide no potential for employee exposure. (osha.gov)
  • Employee means an individual employed in a laboratory workplace who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the course of his or her assignments. (osha.gov)
  • Suspension material and cultures were transported to a California Laboratory Response Network (LRN) reference laboratory for further identification. (cdc.gov)
  • One microbiology laboratory employee was pregnant and declined prophylactic antibiotics. (nih.gov)
  • This includes models for environmental characterization, personal exposure and dose, and mechanistic elucidation but does not include source apportionment models. (epa.gov)
  • For any OSHA health standard, only the requirement to limit employee exposure to the specific permissible exposure limit shall apply for laboratories, unless that particular standard states otherwise or unless the conditions of paragraph (a)(2)(iii) of this section apply. (osha.gov)
  • Planned laboratory renovations included consideration of engineering controls that will reduce employee exposure. (css-inc.com)
  • Research conducted in either the laboratory or field that is used to develop, refine or evaluate tools to quantify, measure, or sample stressors in the environment or in receptors. (epa.gov)
  • Research conducted to determine how to combine measurements, data and/or models in a way that succinctly describes or characterizes the state or change of exposure. (epa.gov)
  • Research where source apportionment or environmental forensics tools are developed and applied in real world instances to identify important sources and pathways for exposure. (epa.gov)
  • It is one of three national laboratories that conduct research for EPA's Office of Research and Development. (wikipedia.org)
  • At least one of these three laboratories as part of its activities performs research which does not necessarily proceed to the manufacturing process. (osha.gov)
  • Laboratories which perform some research may well be covered by the laboratory standard if the other qualifying conditions are met as well. (osha.gov)
  • two of these persons also had gastrointestinal symptoms, which suggests that such symptoms occurred as a result of exposure by an indirect cutaneous or ocular route. (cdc.gov)
  • Therefore, symptoms of mild exposure are anticipated to resemble T-cell-mediated recall responses, similar to a Mantoux skin test. (cdc.gov)
  • As ingesting SEB does not typically result in pulmonary symptoms, gastrointestinal symptoms observed from inhalational intoxication are postulated to result from secondary oral ingestion of SEB concomitant with the inhalational exposure. (cdc.gov)
  • Symptoms occurring after ocular exposure and localized cutaneous swelling or conjunctivitis from staphylococcal enterotoxins have not been reported. (cdc.gov)
  • Symptoms of melioidosis may be exhibited many years after exposure, commonly in association with an alteration in immune status ( 1 , 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Two previously described cases of laboratory-acquired melioidosis illustrate the practices that led to exposure and the time lapse from exposure to onset of symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • Ingesting SEB may cause food poisoning within 1 to 6 hours of exposure, manifested as acute salivation, nausea, and vomiting, followed by abdominal cramps and diarrhea ( 7 , 8 ). (cdc.gov)
  • In this work, the Reference Standards (RS) of an industrial pharmaceutical laboratory were analysed by the mentioned methodology and quantitatively by exposure limits listed by American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) in 2014 and Brazilian Regulatory Norm number 15 (NR-15). (witpress.com)
  • The nine persons who worked in the laboratory or animal-handling facility but who did not have direct contact were offered the same chemoprophylaxis regimen. (cdc.gov)
  • Persons who had worked in a receiving laboratory from September 1, 2004, to April 15, 2005, and had performed routine procedures in virology (defined as transport of samples, preparation of samples for diagnostic testing, antigen testing, nucleic acid amplification testing, and virus isolation) were eligible for the study. (cdc.gov)
  • Perform exploratory data analysis on data obtained from exposure studies, with particular attention to data transformation and imputation methods typical to the field. (jhsph.edu)
  • Model exposures, including those with spatial and temporal dependency, using quantitative and semi-quantitative methods. (jhsph.edu)
  • Students will analyze spatial and temporal dependency structure in the data and mixed exposure scenarios. (jhsph.edu)
  • Confirmation of the diagnosis relies on good practices for specimen collection, laboratory culture, and isolation of B. pseudomallei . (cdc.gov)
  • A low index of suspicion by physicians or failure to notify the laboratory, equivocal Gram-stain results, misidentification of the organism by commercial systems, unsafe laboratory practices, and laboratory accidents have been responsible for numerous cases of exposure to the organism and laboratory-acquired disease in recent years. (cdc.gov)
  • Because of the absence of human-to-human influenza A H2N2 virus transmission since 1968, this situation provided the rare opportunity to investigate whether infections with this strain had occurred in any of the laboratories. (cdc.gov)
  • Employers must develop and implement an exposure control plan to protect employees from exposure to bloodborne pathogens. (labce.com)
  • We used a standardized questionnaire to obtain from the laboratories information on when the CAP samples had been received, which of the 3 quality assurance specimens they contained, and how many employees had been involved in their handling. (cdc.gov)
  • The suspension was centrifuged and drawn into syringes on an open bench in the laboratory. (cdc.gov)
  • The effects of α-pinene versus toluene-derived secondary organic aerosol exposure on the expression of markers associated with vascular disease. (epa.gov)