The NFPA Hazard Diamond

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

Deciphering MSDS

A good system for chemical management begins with a complete inventory of the laboratorys chemicals and a material safety dat...

11 Gas Chromatography Safety Tips

Gas chromatography requires handling compressed gases (nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, helium), and flammable and toxic chemicals....

Safe Use of Pyrophoric Materials

Pyrophoric materials are substances that ignite instantly upon exposure to oxygen. They can also be water-reactive, where hea...

Separation Anxiety

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

Using Material Safety DataSheets

A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a written document that provides product users and emergency personnel with informatio...