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Accessibility in the Laboratory Synopsis

For some people with disabilities, their interest and skills are best applied to laboratory work. Science laboratories are environments where hazardous materials and processes are in use, and assessments are required to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Accommodating individuals in a laboratory requires balancing adherence to those regulations, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) technical access standards. Individualized assessment and accommodation are needed to ensure that a qualified individual with a disability can work or study effectively in the laboratory while ensuring a safe working environment for all. This book is intended to be a helpful guide for professionals to understand how to provide equal access to people with disabilities in a laboratory environment. It will review the breadth of protections that are provided by the ADA. This book also covers the roles and responsibilities of persons involved in laboratory oversight, including institutional policies and their limitations with respect to providing appropriate support for individualized assessments in the laboratory.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780841232761
Publication date: 26th December 2018
Author: Ellen (Laboratory Ventilation Specialist, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Laboratory Ventilation Speciali Sweet
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Scientific equipment, experiments & techniques, Disability & the law,

About Ellen (Laboratory Ventilation Specialist, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Laboratory Ventilation Speciali Sweet

Ellen Sweet is the Laboratory Ventilation Specialist in the department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at Cornell University. She has a Master's degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in EHS Management and is a Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer. Ellen is responsible for the Laboratory Ventilation Management Program (LVMP) which is a comprehensive management system that balances health and safety with energy conservation strategies for research and teaching labs. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society's Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS), a CHAS Executive Committee member, the chair of the CHAS Regulatory and Public ...

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