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Volume III - 1.6 Investigations Branch Activities & Safety

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Other Laboratory Operations

Food and Drug Administration

DOCUMENT NO.:

III-03

VERSION NO.:1.4

Section 1 - Environmental Health & Safety

EFFECTIVE DATE:
04-19-04
REVISED: 01-29-13

Analysts may be involved with activities traditionally associated with the Investigations Branch. These duties include, but are not limited to investigations, wharf exams, inspections,  sample collections, and recall checks. The exposure the analysts receive related to these duties may be different from those found in the laboratory. Prior to starting the assignment,  review the duties and the expected hazards with the supervisor, CHO, or the lead investigator. Refer to the 'Investigations Operations Manual' (IOM) for further safety guidance related to these duties. A copy of the IOM can be viewed by contacting the local Investigations Branch or on-line at: http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/IOM/default.htm