Safety is of utmost importance in a laboratory facility. As the old adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”—advance preparation, training, and education is crucial to maintaining a safe lab environment. While keeping personnel healthy and out of harm’s way is the most important objective, an effective safety program can also prevent costly downtime, product loss, cleanup, and even lawsuits. Lab managers must prepare for a myriad of safety situations, including chemical emergencies, compliance with current health and safety standards, and safeguarding the mental health of themselves and their employees.
Lab Manager will host our Safety Digital Summit on November 17-18, where our expert speakers will share real-life lessons and techniques for maintaining a safe working environment. Learn things you can do right now to improve your skills to create a safe, positive lab experience for your staff. Discussions will include tips on effective risk assessment, proper and safe disposal of laboratory waste, how to encourage others to care about lab safety, and more. Audience members will be invited to participate in a Q&A with speakers during each session, as they gather information to take back to their own labs and improve their own experiences.