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 laboratory's chemicals and a material safety da...

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...