Rash Decisions

June 10, 2010

Recognizing and preventing latex rubber glove allergies.

Microtome Safety

June 3, 2010

Working with microtomes, whether preparing or cutting a sample, is a true art. You need specific hands-on training from your ...

Heating Mantle Safety Tips

May 27, 2010

If youre concerned about being shocked, you can perform a quick inspection to ensure the heating mantles fiberglass coating d...
Vacuum Pump Safety

Vacuum Pump Safety

May 21, 2010

Mechanical vacuum pumps used in laboratories pose common hazards. These are the mechanical hazards associated with any moving...
Electrophoresis Safety Tips

Electrophoresis Safety Tips

May 6, 2010

The power supply in electrophoresis equipment runs at a sufficient enough voltage and amperage to deliver an electric shock t...

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...
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...