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.
Glassware Safety in the Lab

Glassware Safety in the Lab

March 25, 2010

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

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.