Safe Sharps Handling

July 1, 2010

Two of the most common causes of needle sticks are re-capping needles and improper disposal of needles. All needle sticks, an...

Flood Prevention in the Lab

June 24, 2010

Floods in the laboratory must be avoided because they are costly and can cause serious damage, disruption, and personal injur...

If Only She Wore Her Lab Coat

June 18, 2010

In January 2009, a researcher died from injuries sustained in a laboratory fire. The researcher was attempting to draw tert-b...

It Pays To Protect

June 10, 2010

Pay me now, or pay me later has never rung more true than when it comes to workplace health and safety. The chain reaction of...

Rash Decisions

June 10, 2010

Recognizing and preventing latex rubber glove allergies.

Microtome Safety

June 3, 2010

Working with microtomes, whether preparing or cutting a sample, is a true art. You need specific hands-on training from your ...

Heating Mantle Safety Tips

May 27, 2010

If youre concerned about being shocked, you can perform a quick inspection to ensure the heating mantles fiberglass coating d...

The ABCs of IEQ

May 7, 2010

Design considerations for laboratory indoor environmental quality.
Electrophoresis Safety Tips

Electrophoresis Safety Tips

May 6, 2010

The power supply in electrophoresis equipment runs at a sufficient enough voltage and amperage to deliver an electric shock t...

10 Safety Tips for Using an Oil Bath

April 23, 2010

A few years ago, a fire was started in a chemical fume hood when a researcher was attempting to heat an oil bath on a hot pla...
10 Tips for Working with Hot Plates

10 Tips for Working with Hot Plates

April 15, 2010

Laboratory hot plates present obvious dangers, such as the potential for people to burn themselves or even start a fire. Whil...

Know Your Flow!

April 2, 2010

The basic design principles and proper operation of your chemical fume hood.