4 Rookie Researcher Disasters

July 8, 2011

No matter how prepared new researchers think they are for the hazards they’re going to encounter in the lab, it’s...
Get a Good Start

Get a Good Start

June 6, 2011

One of the most common and important things we Safety Guys deal with is the start-up of new laboratories. As construction is ...

Workplace Safety

June 6, 2011

OSHA celebrated its 40th birthday this year. And to commemorate the milestone, Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michael...
Holding Periodic Lab Cleanup Days

Holding Periodic Lab Cleanup Days

June 3, 2011

Excerpt taken from John K. Borchardt’s article, Proper Disposal or Reuse of Old Laboratory Chemicals, Lab Manager Magaz...
Use It Or Lose It

Use It Or Lose It

May 9, 2011

Laboratories frequently accumulate bottles of old chemicals, often toxic or hazardous, that are no longer used. Laboratory ma...

The NFPA Hazard Diamond

May 5, 2011

We all know how diamonds are formed. You take a lump of carbon and subject it to intense pressure and high temperatures, and ...

Dangerous Gases

February 14, 2011

A well-managed cylinder control program should be a top priority for every industrial, educational and research facility....
Cutting it Close

Cutting it Close

February 14, 2011

Every workplace involves cutting tasks where utility knives are used. By observing your various cutting operations and the ty...
8 Chemical Storage Plan Fundamentals

8 Chemical Storage Plan Fundamentals

January 13, 2011

In 2005, a university student was helping unload a shipment of hexane into a solvent storage cabinet when a shelf broke, cutt...