When working in a Legionella testing laboratory or other facility that works with or handles biological hazards, it’s important to have your staff trained with the best biosafety practices and techniques in the case of a hazardous event.
First and foremost, you need to make sure your staff understands what the hazards are that they are working with and what to do if they come into contact with hazardous substances. Assistance should be sought out immediately in the event that an employee is splashed with these chemicals and any accident, injury, or uncontrolled release of hazardous materials should be reported as quickly as possible.
No one wants an accident to happen in their workplace and the most important thing you can do is to make sure you facility is prepared for whatever may happen. Be sure that you and your staff attend all required laboratory safety trainings and are well educated on all procedures and safety information associated with each task they are given.