Pro-Visual Publishing is pleased to announce its release of the 2012/13 edition of the Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety. In conjunction with Science Industry Australia (SIA) and the Australasian Laboratory Managers Association (ALMA), Pro-Visual delivers this guide, free of charge, to various laboratory managers across Australia. With valuable information, advice and procedures on all things laboratory safety, this guide is an imperative tool to any laboratory workspace, issuing practical steps for use in day-to-day operations.

This edition of the Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety focuses predominantly on safety guidelines and procedures for dealing with hazardous substances and chemicals. From identification, classification and labelling, to the completion of the laboratory’s Safety Data Sheets, this guide offers managers and laboratory workers with the necessary procedures.

Also endorsed by the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA), other features of this guide include recommended storage and disposal of waste and various chemicals, whether they are flammable, toxic, corrosive, liquids or solids. Further topics highlight the correct implementation of sterilisation procedures and Protective Personal Equipment. All encouraging advice provided in this guide aims to promote and maintain a safe working environment and reduce the potential of injury caused by hazardous substances, for workers and managers alike.

Recipients of the guide are also offered the opportunity to enter a competition where the winning entry receives a $5,000 holiday voucher! (See terms and conditions) Requests are welcome and additional copies are available.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety. Their support has made it possible for the guide to be distributed free of charge”, said John Hutchings, CEO, Pro- Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource charts. Each chart is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for staff. Pro- Visual Publishing’s charts are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!