The Employee Handbook Solution

February 12, 2010

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

February 11, 2010

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

Separation Anxiety

February 8, 2010

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

Working With Compressed Gas Cylinders

January 26, 2010

As you can imagine, working with gas cylinders presents plenty of hazards: flammability, reactivity, toxicity, and asphyxiati...

Ergonomic Setup and Work Practices

January 20, 2010

To promote your health and ensure your laboratory productivity, simple postural and equipment adjustments can be made. The fo...

Cryogenic Safety Procedures

January 6, 2010

Cryogenic materials are extremely cold and call for special handling, tools and personal protection. Liquified gases will fre...

Burn Notice

January 6, 2010

Some tips and rules of thumb for safe storage of flammables in the lab.

Emergency Evacuation Plans

December 3, 2009

The safe, orderly and prompt evacuation of building occupants depends on having the physical safety features of a building in...

Knock! Knock!

December 3, 2009

The how, when and what for a meaningful lab safety audit.
Electrical Safety in the Lab

Electrical Safety in the Lab

November 19, 2009

While electricity is in constant use by the researcher, both within and outside the laboratory, significant physical harm or ...