Keeping your laboratory reports and worksheets for exposure records is a great idea. This background data can help you identify the source of contamination in a workplace, or show that there was no contamination to begin with. It can also be used later on if an employee has health problems as a result of their work environment. This is important because if someone has health problems as a result of their work environment, they may not be able to pinpoint the source. They will need this background data in order to identify what could have caused it and get back on track with life again.
What sort of scientific information should you keep?
Lab reports might mention an agent or chemical that was used during testing at some point within your lab’s history. If an employee develops symptoms due to exposure, these records can go towards linking them together and helping find out where the contamination came from so that steps can be taken to fix it or prevent future occurrences. Worksheets for exposure records show how much time has passed between two recorded exposures (during which there were no reported adverse affects