Use the information presented in this module along with additional outside research to answer the questions:
Describe how applied microbiology is used to improve aspects of life and the environment.
Describe how the table of elements is ordered and discuss four common elements in living organisms.
Describe the pH scale and discuss the importance in living cells and tissues.
List five specific areas for which clinical laboratories are responsible.
As new chemicals come into a laboratory, what is a good source of information regarding the handling and storage of the substance? Discuss what kind of information it should provide and how that information should be made available to all persons using the facility.
Discuss the technique and importance of proper hand washing and describe at least two other types of hand cleaning/sanitizing techniques.
Name five pieces of information provided by the NIOSH Pocket guide to Chemical Hazards found at www.cdc.gov.
Briefly summarize the different Biosafety levels.
Discuss the use of PPEs in a lab environment.