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Enhancing lab safety

Enhancing Academic Lab Safety

Lab work can be hazardous—and even something as simple as wearing a lab coat can be life-saving.  A University of California, Los Angeles researcher “was not wearing a protective lab coat when the plunger on…


Laboratory Safety Spill Kit

Controlling Spills in the Laboratory

From dropping samples to knocking over fluids, spills happen in the lab. For spill control, do these two things to contain the spill: identify what was spilled and determine which products can clean it up…


Full Face Mask Respirators

Don’t Risk Your Safety: Respirators to Reduce Exposure (Part 2)

For National Safety Month, this is the second in a two-part series on the value of respirators. Half-face respirators, full-face respirators, and loose-fitting powered air-purifying respirators filter air through cartridges selected according to your exposure…


3M Air-Mate™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator Blower Assy

Don’t Risk Your Safety: Respirators to Reduce Exposure (Part 1)

For National Safety Month, this is the first of a two-part series on the value of respirators. A chemical leak at a Texas plant killed four workers in November, 2014. An investigation revealed a clogged…


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