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...

Lab Safety Audits Exposed

January 11, 2011

A summary of recommendations based on audit and inspection reports, along with some general lab safety recommendations, provi...

Deciphering MSDS

January 11, 2011

A good system for chemical management begins with a complete inventory of the laboratory's chemicals and a material safety da...

Schedule Regular Safety Meetings

December 9, 2010

Meetings that come as a follow-up on a regular safety inspection provide a good basis for discussion of problems and needs.
Biosafety Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

Biosafety Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

December 9, 2010

Biological safety levels are ranked from one to four and are selected based on the agents or organisms on which the research ...