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Environmental Sampling and Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program

Safety and Waste Management for SAM Biotoxin Methods

All appropriate safety precautions should be used during collection, processing, and analysis of environmental samples. Laboratories should have a documented health and safety plan for handling samples that may contain target chemical, biologica and/or radiological (CBR) contaminants, and laboratory staff should be trained in and implement the safety procedures included in the plan. In addition, many of the biotoxin methods summarized or cited in Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) contain some specific requirements, guidelines or information regarding safety precautions that should be followed when handling or processing environmental samples and reagents. These methods also provide information regarding waste management.

Other resources that can be consulted for additional information include the following:

Please note that the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is available for viewing. See: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

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