2.2.7-1 - Conduct the Laboratory Photo Safety Audit

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Safety is a primary concern for laboratory operations. In this activity, participants are introduced to conducting an assessment of facility and personal safety using the WHO-AFRO SLIPTA Checklist and reviewing laboratory photographs.


  • Safety in the laboratory is not optional. 
  • There are many safety practices that are in the control of the laboratorians. 
  • Safety is everyone’s responsibility. 
  • The laboratory supervisor or manager must assess the facility and safety practices for compliance with standards and guidelines.  The checklist is a tool for this assessment.
  • Corrective Action is imperative as a follow-up to an assessment with the checklist.


Can you:

  • Use the checklist to perform a safety assessment?
  • Determine appropriate corrective actions for deficiencies noted during the assessment with the checklist?
  • Institute improvement projects for safety deficiencies that require a systemic approach?


Beatrice van der Puije

Ms. van der Puije helped redesign the classroom-based SLMTA 3 curriculum for on-line delivery and will serve as an instructor and facilitator of the e-learning course. Based in Ghana, Ms. van der Puije is a Public Health Program Manager at African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), a pan-African organisation strengthening medical laboratory networks and systems in Africa. Ms. van der Puije is a certified QMS Trainer, with a Master of Science Degree in Medical Immunology and Microbiology. She is a SLMTA master trainer and has trained numerous laboratorians in the past decade.

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