Mini-review: Personal Protective Measures for Laboratory Personnel in the Medical Laboratory
Dennis Mok, Geraldine Budomo Dayrit, Naira Eloyan, Sharfuddin Chowdhury
Int. J. Bio. Lab. Sci 2021(10)2:71-74【PDF】
The aim of this paper was to provide reasonably practicable guidance for the International Standard ISO 15189:2012 accredited medical laboratory to support the implementation of personal protective measures for laboratory personnel. Guidance documents from selected international organizations were identified: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Commission on Occupational Health, the International Electrotechnical Commission, and the International Organization for Standardization. This study identified relevant recommendations and requirements from the selected organizations (n = 4) associated with implementation of relevant personal protective measures in the medical laboratory. The information could be used to develop conformity checklists for internal auditing, if required. The present paper has provided a practical contribution to existing knowledge of International Standard ISO 15189:2012 accreditation compliance management in personal protective measure provision to laboratory personnel in the medical laboratory.
Key words: Accreditation, management audit, quality improvement, quality management.