Preventing Chemical Spills

Preventing Chemical Spills

July 15, 2010

In 2008, three drops of spilled acid was all it took to send two graduate students to the hospital. Although they went to the...

Building for People

July 14, 2010

Indoor environmental quality considerations for laboratory construction.

Safe Use of Pyrophoric Materials

July 8, 2010

Pyrophoric materials are substances that ignite instantly upon exposure to oxygen. They can also be water-reactive, where hea...

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.