lab safety

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…


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What to Wear to Maximize Lab Safety

By wearing personal protective equipment and lab safety apparel, you protect yourself from chemicals, spills, toxins, germs, and other contaminants and perils in the lab and industrial settings. Here’s a checklist of what you may…


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Fume Hoods to Enhance Lab Safety

Fume hoods reduce exposure to fumes that may be toxic or hazardous. Used for lab safety, they protect lab workers as well as the lab environment. From general purpose hoods, vented enclosures, ducted fume hoods,…


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Lab Safety: Signs for the Times

Lab safety requires that signage identify hazardous areas that warn workers of danger or provide safety instructions. OSHA states: “All employees shall be instructed that danger signs indicate immediate danger and that special precautions are…


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