Development of Chemical Management System in Central Laboratory of the Department of Preclinical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University

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Suntaree Suantubtim


The laboratory is one of the rooms that frequently uses chemicals during operational research or scientific experiments. Chemicals have the potential to harm humans, animals, property, and the environment due to improper use, chemical spills, and a lack of management systems. Therefore, effective chemical management is necessary to reduce the impact of hazardous chemicals on human
health and the environment. The purpose of this study was to develop a chemical management system for the Central Laboratory, Preclinical Science Center, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University. The evaluation was conducted using the ESPReL Checklist, and satisfaction with the draft chemical handling was assessed by medical scientists. Additionally, training and knowledge
assessment of chemical management in the laboratory were immplemented in the study. The results showed that before and after the application of the draft, the average satisfaction scores were 4.57 and 4.84, respectively, with no significant increase in satisfaction. Furthermore, after the training, the participants’ average evaluation scores significantly increased from 9 to 14 (P < 0.05),
indicating an improvement in their knowledge of chemical management. In conclusion, chemical handling and training are beneficial for enhancing the chemical knowledge and management skills of medical scientists. The draft chemical handling and chemical management training will provide guidance for the development of laboratory safety management in accordance with the standard of Enhancement of Safety Practice of Research Laboratory in Thailand (ESPReL).

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