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August Issue

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Pure Management

How to Apply Risk-Based Thinking in Laboratories
ISO/IEC 17025 introduces the concept of "risk-based thinking," a management model that places responsibility for defining and organizing a laboratory's policies and procedures directly on laboratory management. How should labs implement risk-based thinking to meet the standard's requirements?

Sampling for Drugs in Uncontrolled Environments

Assessing Hazardous and Highly Potent Drug Exposures in Nontraditional Workplaces
Illicit manufacture and use of opioids have led to concerns that workers in uncontrolled environments as well as the general public are at risk for potential exposures. What can we learn from the pharmaceutical industry about assessing exposure risks to hazardous drugs, including illicit drugs, in these uncontrolled environments?

A New Method for Whole-Air Sampling

NIOSH Method 3900 for Sampling Volatile Organic Compounds Using Evacuated Canisters
Whole-air sampling into evacuated canisters requires no prior knowledge of air concentrations. Canisters can handle chemical air concentrations ranging from sub-part per billion to part per million, and the technique is amenable to a wide range of compounds.