Cover Story |  Volume 15 - Issue 8  |  September 2020

The Infrastructure of Laboratory Safety

How to evaluate each component of a successful safety culture

Sections

Lab Health and Safety

The Infrastructure of Laboratory Safety

The Infrastructure of Laboratory Safety

How to evaluate each component of a successful safety culture

Laboratory Noises and What to Do About Them

Laboratory Noises and What to Do About Them

How to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in your laboratory

Quick Tips from Linda: Preventing Burnout

Quick Tips from Linda: Preventing Burnout

Burnout has a variety of negative outcomes, including causing employees to seek new job opportunities elsewhere, or resulting in safety accidents in the lab

Labs Less Ordinary

The Only Lab in the World Dedicated to Crimes Against Wildlife

The Only Lab in the World Dedicated to Crimes Against Wildlife

The US Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory examines, identifies, and compares evidence using a variety of scientific procedures and instruments

Products in Action

Improving Your Lab’s Energy Efficiency Has Never Been So Easy

Improving Your Lab’s Energy Efficiency Has Never Been So Easy

The redesigned Protector Echo and Airo fume hoods combine the fully-featured, patented containment-enhancing design of Labconco’s high performance fume hoods with Erlab’s improved GreenFumeHood (GFH) filtration technology.

OHAUS Frontier 5000 Multi-Pro Centrifuges

OHAUS Frontier 5000 Multi-Pro Centrifuges

Multi-purpose centrifuges designed for applications in research, industrial, and clinical laboratories

The Next Generation of LABOPORT Vacuum Pumps

The Next Generation of LABOPORT Vacuum Pumps

New N 96/N 820G/N 840G diaphragm pumps are oil-free, easy to use, and feature speed-controlled DC motors for greater versatility

ALIGN™ Multi-Gas Generator

ALIGN™ Multi-Gas Generator

The ALIGN™ Multi-Gas Generator serves the mass spectrometry market by providing instrument-grade nitrogen, zero-grade air, and dry air.

In Focus

Advanced Technologies Accelerate Peptide Drug Discovery and Development

Advanced Technologies Accelerate Peptide Drug Discovery and Development

Powerful platforms for candidate identification, and insights into cellular effects and biomolecular interactions

Business Management

What Does It Take to Create a Successful Lab Startup?

What Does It Take to Create a Successful Lab Startup?

Three scientific leaders share their experiences of navigating the challenges of building a business from the ground up

Consignment Can Maximize Returns on Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Consignment Can Maximize Returns on Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

A little patience pays off when it comes to selling your old laboratory instruments

Ask Linda: Maximizing Budgets during Lab Consolidation

Ask Linda: Maximizing Budgets during Lab Consolidation

There are a few ways to maximize budgets when consolidating labs

Leadership and Staffing

Handling Workplace Conflicts in the Lab and Beyond

Handling Workplace Conflicts in the Lab and Beyond

A step-by-step guide to support psychologically-safe work relationships

Lab Design and Furnishings

Modular or Custom Cleanroom? It Depends

Modular or Custom Cleanroom? It Depends

Weigh the pros and cons of standardized versus custom facilities

INSIGHTS

A Closer Look: DNA Profiling in Forensic Investigations

A Closer Look: DNA Profiling in Forensic Investigations

Forensic biologists link evidence and crimes using our unique genetic profiles

How Scientists Stay on Top of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

How Scientists Stay on Top of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Zoonotic disease surveillance efforts aim to predict and prevent outbreaks

How it Works

Identifying Unknown Substances Using FTIR Spectrometry

Identifying Unknown Substances Using FTIR Spectrometry

The ALPHA II Drug Identification Kit helps you save time and money by providing fast and reliable results

Precision Flow Control of Low Flows of Multiple Gases

Precision Flow Control of Low Flows of Multiple Gases

Mass flow controllers provide accurate control at low flows for gas mixing applications

Ask the Expert

Trends in Food Fraud Detection

Trends in Food Fraud Detection

Karen Everstine, PhD, MPH, and Jennifer van de Ligt, PhD, discuss the latest tools and techniques used to detect food fraud in this Q&A with lab design editor MaryBeth DiDonna

Product Focus

Flow Cytometry: Fluidics and Versatility in Flow

Flow Cytometry: Fluidics and Versatility in Flow

A flow cytometer has three main functional systems: fluidics, optics, and electronics

Why Lab Gas Generators Are a Safe Choice

Why Lab Gas Generators Are a Safe Choice

Is it time to toss the tank?

Safety and Circumspection in Laboratory Oven Use

Safety and Circumspection in Laboratory Oven Use

The safety features of laboratory convection ovens must coordinate with user responsibility to avoid unnecessary dangers