Rash Decisions

Recognizing and preventing latex rubber glove allergies.

Microtome Safety

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

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

The ABCs of IEQ

Design considerations for laboratory indoor environmental quality.
Electrophoresis Safety Tips

Electrophoresis Safety Tips

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

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

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

Know Your Flow!

The basic design principles and proper operation of your chemical fume hood.
Glassware Safety in the Lab

Glassware Safety in the Lab

Its the innocent dangers that lead to the most accidents in the lab. The menace: glassware. People tend to let their guard do...

The Employee Handbook Solution

Looking for ideas about the content of a comprehensive employee handbook? Here's a list of the policies, procedures, and prof...

How To Use A Fluorescence Microscope

In fluorescence microscopy, fluorophores are used to reflect an image of a given sample or specimen. A fluorescence microscop...

Separation Anxiety

Here is a statistic that jumped out at me recently: improper storage of chemicals accounts for nearly 25 percent of all chemi...