Chemical Safety Manual now available for download
Pakistan Biological Safety Association and Fogarty International Center are pleased to share the Chemical Safety Manual developed by Joshua C. Grubbs, Dr. Sohail Qureshi, and Dr. Aamer Ikram. Anyone is welcome to download the manual for general use by clicking this link.
Joshua C Grubbs graduated from Duke’s University, US with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Global Health. He is currently enrolled in Tuft’s University School of Medicine where he is currently completing his Doctor of Medicine (with a sub-specialization in Public Health). Prior to the start of his medicine degree, he was working as a research assistant in Fogarty International Center (FIC) where he developed the chemical safety manual that is available now.
The purpose of this manual was as follows:
This manual was written in response to the expressed need for further guidance on chemical safety among those working in the life sciences in Pakistan. Increased awareness of biological safety and its importance prompted our partners to consider other areas for improved safety and they identified chemical safety as a major interest. Biologists use chemicals every day but might not have the required knowledge on how to safely manage chemicals in the context of their work.
We hope that this manual helps you in your endeavors to improve chemical safety protocols in your institutes.