OSHA Guest Column: Hand in Mouth

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

June 18, 2014

The safety culture varies greatly from laboratory to laboratory. Most lab employees these days know that eating food or drinking in the lab is against most (if not all) lab regulatory agency rules and guidelines. However, it is surprising that many do not seem to understand that gum chewing or using hard candy or throat lozenges is also not permitted in a laboratory setting.
 
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