Compressed Gas Cylinders

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Using compressed gases in the laboratory can be dangerous if they are not handled properly. Many gases can be explo...
Sit Up Straight

Sit Up Straight

It’s just a fact: In today’s modern laboratory you are going to spend some time using a computer. You usedto...
A Preventive Approach

A Preventive Approach

We believe in prevention—finding and fixing problems and hazards before employees are hurt. We also know that...
Lockout

Lockout

Every year, we see research facilities moving toward more automation, and recent issues of Lab Manager highlight so...
Breathing Easy

Breathing Easy

A building’s indoor air quality, known as IAQ—and now broadened to indoor environmental quality (IEQ)&m...
Sterilizing Safely

Sterilizing Safely

The focus of this article is ethylene oxide, a frequently used and potentially hazardous sterilizing agent.
Watch Your Step!

Watch Your Step!

Research facilities, especially laboratories, are challenging places to work safely. This month, the Safety Guys al...
Safe Enough?

Safe Enough?

According to a recent OSHA publication, there are more than 500,000 workers employed in laboratories in the United States.1&n...
Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

In the mid-1980s there was a fire in a feed and fertilizer store in Gainesville, Florida, where the Safety Guys liv...
Gowning Around

Gowning Around

Biosafety level-rated research labs are becoming more prevalent in a world focused on genetic and cancer research, ...
Preventing HPV Exposure

Preventing HPV Exposure

In the July 2012 issue of Lab Manager, we wrote about hydrogen peroxide vapor systems and basic safety concerns wit...
Don't Get Burned!

Don't Get Burned!

Research laboratories are challenging places to work safely. This month the Safety Guys alert you to apotential signific...