Safety sections of the NHLQATC is an integral component of the quality assurance cycle and therefore borne in mind when laboratory workers in all sections engage in activities in the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of laboratory testing.
Occupational exposure is a major health problem facing healthcare workers in health facilities and laboratories.
The purpose of Safety section of the NHLQATC is to provide policies and procedures for the safe handling of infectious agents and potentially hazardous materials in order to protect laboratory workers, the workplace and surrounding environment from harm.
NHLQATC being a National reference laboratory is engaged with variety of microorganisms (Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa and Viruses) with different pathogenicity from highly pathogenic to low pathogenic.
NHL-QATC management is dedicated to ensure proper implementation through provision of Hepatitis B vaccine, increased support and training of all staff on safety policies, guidelines and procedures, likewise, the combined efforts of every member of staff ultimately results in the prevention of incidents of occupational exposure and accidents.
NHL-QATC’s safety plan concentrates on the path of workflow to ensure that safety related requirements are met in order to create a safe working environment.
The NHLQATC safety plan takes the approach of performing risk assessment of the various tasks and assay involved in the path of work flow and risks to the environment in order to eliminate the hazards where possible.