Electricity powers nearly everything used in the lab, but the associated hazards should never be overlooked
Chemists discuss ongoing efforts to improve academic lab safety
Recent statistics have shown that chemical spills and fires are two of the most common accidents occurring in labs.
The Safety Guys want to alert you to potential physical hazards typical of many research, academic, and production laboratories
Laboratory fires are all too common and can be devastating, not only for the source lab, but surrounding labs as well.
Fire extinguishers need to be appropriate to the type of fire.
A University of California, Los Angeles chemist facing criminal charges after a lab accident that killed his research assistant in 2009 avoids a public trial and jail time.
Firetrace International manufactures a fast-acting and reliable automatic fire detection and suppression system designed to protect against laboratory fume hood fires.
It's important that every lab be prepared with the correct fire extinguisher, inspection requirements and training.
Labs, especially those using solvents in any quantity, have a very high potential for flash fires, explosion, rapid spread of fire, and high toxicity of products of combustion.