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Safely Washing Glassware

Dealing with broken glass

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Broken glassware can present a hazard not only to lab staff, but to your glassware washer as well. To avoid breakage, all glassware should be inspected for cracks and contamination before use. Cracked items should be disposed of, and contaminated glassware should be cleaned. If an accident does happen, broken and other waste glass should be discarded in a container specially marked to indicate its contents. This is so that housekeeping and other personnel will exercise due caution when handling it.

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