Lab Health and Safety

Working with Ethylene Oxide Sterilization

Working with Ethylene Oxide Sterilization

by Vince McLeod, CIH
Ethylene oxide is used for sterilization in many medical, dental, veterinary, and animal surgical facilities; here's how to use it safely in your facility
Quick Tips from Linda: Preventing Burnout

Quick Tips from Linda: Preventing Burnout

by Lab Manager
Burnout has a variety of negative outcomes, including causing employees to seek new job opportunities elsewhere, or resulting in safety accidents in the lab
Proper Sequencing of PPE Use

Proper Sequencing of PPE Use

by Vince McLeod, CIH
Recommended procedures for donning and doffing PPE to prevent cross-contamination
How to Handle Heat Stress

How to Handle Heat Stress

by Vince McLeod, CIH
Though not a common issue in most labs, in some areas of the lab and in the field, heat stroke is a real risk
Leading Lab Safety in the COVID-19 Era

Leading Lab Safety in the COVID-19 Era

by Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic offers an opportunity for lab managers to use this period of heightened safety awareness to help sustain a stronger long-term lab safety culture
COVID-19: A History of Coronavirus

COVID-19: A History of Coronavirus

by Vince McLeod, CIH
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has led to mass scientific conference cancellations, travel restrictions, social distancing, and other unprecedented prevention measures. How did we get to this point?