Decontamination System Description
Safety in the lab is of the utmost importance. Even with all of the safety protocols in place, there can be accidents. Having the right decontamination systems in place will play a huge role in how well you are able to deal with any potential problems that arise. Many different hazards can exist in the lab depending on the type of work you are doing including chemical, radioactive, and infectious hazards.
Features of decontamination systems
When you are choosing a decontamination system for your laboratory, the first question you must ask yourself is what level of decontamination you need. Different labs are working in different fields and with different materials. You have to find the solution that will work the best for the work going on in your space.
You may find that you need to have several different devices or systems in place to keep your entire lab disinfected and safe. Take the time to consider the various areas of the lab and choose the decontamination systems that will be best suited for each area. Depending on the size of the lab, you may need to have several systems in place.
How decontamination systems work
These systems are essential for many different types of labs including virology labs, research labs, vet labs, and disease centers. Many of the units on the market today have a small footprint and are fully automated, to make using them easier. The effluent decontamination system will use heat or chemicals, or sometimes both depending on the unit to destroy pathogens.
Using chemical disinfection is often the first line of defense when it comes to disinfecting a lab. Using autoclaves can help you to keep instruments and tools disinfected and ready to use. After accidents, there are other types of disinfection and decontamination protocols to follow. Different types of accidents will require different types of follow through with the cleanup and decontamination efforts.