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Cover Story |  Volume 17 - Issue 5  |  June 2022

Embracing Safety Leadership

Eight values to be an effective safety leader

Sections

Management Tips

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Three Keys to Improve Safety with Inspections

The effort of conducting safety inspections reinforces the message that safety is a high priority for everyone in the lab

Lab Health and Safety

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Embracing Safety Leadership

Eight values to be an effective safety leader

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Risk-Based Programs, Tools, and Techniques

Are you aware of the various risk-assessing methods to keep your lab safe?

Labs Less Ordinary

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Safety Testing Lab Evaluates Strength of Buildings and Construction Materials

Intertek York safety testing lab focuses on strength and durability of buildings and construction materials

Business Management

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Optimizing EHS Performance in Your Lab

EHS management focuses on four core aspects of the lab environment

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The Importance of Laboratory Quality and How to Achieve It

Tips and tools to ensure quality standards are met in the lab

Asset Management

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Three Ways to Address Safety Risks from Aging Analytical Equipment

When it comes to safety, it’s better to be proactive than reactive

Leadership and Staffing

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A Practical Approach to Understanding and Addressing Poor Performance

Everyone on the lab staff needs to contribute their highest-level work

Lab Design and Furnishings

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Improved Ergonomics through Smart Interior Design

Invest in a comfortable lab space that promotes worker health and satisfaction

INSIGHTS

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How to Test for New Psychoactive Substances

Detecting and quantifying NPS is a complex process for forensic toxicology labs

Ask the Expert

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Leveraging AI to Enhance Super-Resolution Confocal Microscopy

How a team of researchers successfully used artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve their confocal imaging

Product Focus

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What to Consider When Purchasing Different Grades of Chemicals

Not all chemicals and reagents are created equal, and knowing which grade is right for your needs can make a big difference in terms of quality, safety, and cost

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Comparing Ductless vs Ducted Fume Hoods

Fume hood design has come a long way over the past few decades and there are several different types to choose from

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The User’s Impact on Fume Hood Performance

A cause of fume hood failure that is often overlooked is the user’s own work practices

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Titrators:  Finding the Right Platform for the Job

For today’s scientists, many titration options are commercially available

Innovations In

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Innovations in Personal Protective Equipment

COVID-19 led researchers to get creative in solving problems with respirators and other PPE