The NFPA Hazard Diamond

May 5, 2011

We all know how diamonds are formed. You take a lump of carbon and subject it to intense pressure and high temperatures, and ...

Deciphering MSDS

January 11, 2011

A good system for chemical management begins with a complete inventory of the laboratory's chemicals and a material safety da...

Safe Use of Pyrophoric Materials

July 8, 2010

Pyrophoric materials are substances that ignite instantly upon exposure to oxygen. They can also be water-reactive, where hea...

Separation Anxiety

February 8, 2010

Here is a statistic that jumped out at me recently: improper storage of chemicals accounts for nearly 25 percent of all chemi...
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