Health and Safety

Chair: Angela McNabola

Manager Pathology/Histology/Cytology
Bridgeport Hospital

The mission of the NSH Health & Safety Committee is to provide current information in various aspects of the laboratory to include physical, chemical and biological hazards.  The committee promotes safe working environments by distributing information on engineering controls, work practices and PPE.  The committee is knowledgeable of safety regulations and compliance through OSHA, EPA and CAP.


Resources & Publications
Resources created by the committee can be found online in the members only community, The Block, in the NSH Resource Library.  Resources include:


  • Carcinogens 
  • Chemical Hygeiene Plan
  • Chemical Storage
  • Ergonomics
  • Neutralization of Acids & Bases
  • Formaldehyde Plan Checklist Simple
  • Fire  Safety Checklist
  • Safety Snippet: Stains Can be a Chemical Hazzard too!
  • Safety Snippet: Silver Stains
  • Safety Snippet: Xylene Substitutes


Howard Hughes Safety DVD's
These training DVD's are available for loan for a 2 week period.  Cost is free  for all NSH members.  If you would like a DVD please send your request to the H&S chair, Maureen Doran.  Topics include:
• Chemical Storage & Hazards
• Emergency Response
• Assessing Hazards of Toxic Chemicals
• Practicing Safe Science

Certificate of Completion in Safety
The NSH Certificate of Completion program provides attendees with a marketable certificate within a specific category of interest.  This certificate provides concise documentation of continuing education for attendees who are required to provide documentation to renew their qualifications.  Additionally, this certificate will provide attendees with practical, applicable skill documentation that can be used to enhance marketability within your organization.  

Certificates of Completion for Safety are awarded to NSH members who accrue a minimum of 9.0 credit hours by attending NSH approved workshops and webinars.  Click here to submit your hours.