Accidental fires in clinical laboratories.
The National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Mass, estimates that 169 fires have occurred annually in health care, medical, and chemical laboratories.
On the average, there are 13 civilian injuries and $1.5 million per year in direct property damage.
Most fires in which the cause or ignition source can be identified originate in malfunctioning electrical equipment (41.6%) or in the facility's electrical distribution system (14.7%). The prevalence of fire safety deficiencies was measured in the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Of the 1732 inspected laboratories, 5.5% lacked records of electrical receptacle polarity and ground checks in the preceding year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Laboratoire, Biologie clinique, Incendie, Protection feu, Mesure sécurité, Cause, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Laboratory, Clinical biology, Fire, Fire protection, Safety measure, Cause, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0478921
Code Inist : 001D14I02F1. Création : 199501.