Laboratory Safety Articles

  • Storing Liquid Nitrogen in Laboratories: Which Safety Precautions and Sensors Will Protect your Employees?

    Storing Liquid Nitrogen in Laboratories: Which Safety Precautions and Sensors Will Protect your Employees? Liquid nitrogen is frequently used in scientific research, chemistry classes, and even culinary arts nowadays. The substance is safe when properly stored, and as long as everyone follows safety protocols while handling the liquid nitrogen. As part of an environmental health and ...

  • Protective Eye Gear for Laser Viewing and Applications

    Some high-grade lasers can damage the eye and burn the skin. Most lasers that are capable of inflicting such injuries are categorized under Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4. For example, UV lasers that emit wavelengths between 180-400nm can cause corneal damage; while some near-IR lasers, ranging between 780-1,800nm, may burn one’s retina. On the extreme end of injuries related to ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Toxicological and Environmental Safety Data - Case Study

    Introduction AGRAGEL is a cross-linked copolymer of acrylic acid and acrylamide partially neutralized as potassium/ ammonium salt. The polymer is in its dry form a granulate and forms a gel-like material upon addition of water or aqueous solutions. Due to the cross-linking it is insoluble in water. Uptake of water is facilitated mainly by the negative carboxylic groups of the polymer and ...

  • The Path to Safety for Pharmaceutical and Laboratories: Why O2 Deficiency Monitors May be Required?

    To safeguard against gas leaks in pharmaceutical industries and laboratories, businesses are turning to oxygen deficiency monitors. Learn when, where, and why an oxygen monitor or O2 monitor may be required.  Oxygen Monitors in Medical and Pharmaceutical Settings In the hospital setting, nitrogen gas is ...

  • Why You Should Replace Your Fluorescent T8 Bulbs

    Fluorescent light bulbs are, for many of us, an almost nostalgic part of life. From that crackling fluorescent tube above our old kitchen stove to the almost paralyzing white light that illuminated every corner of our classrooms and office building floors, fluorescent lights have been practically everywhere for the past 80 years. The first developments in arc tube lighting trace as far back as ...


    By Forest Lighting USA

  • Case study - Safety, Protection against corrosion and cabinet pressurisation in refineries

    The environment in a refinery is highly corrosive. This makes it necessary to deploy control systems not only to protect staff but also to protect the equipment controlling the processes, in order to ensure their reliability. Bioconservacion has equipment that is specially designed for the safety of staff, and for protecting against corrosion in control rooms and cabinet pressurisation equipment. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Tandem Quad Mass Spectrometry: The Foundation of Product Safety, Efficacy, and Decision-making

    There is a rightfully high expectation from consumers that the amounts of compounds and ingredients that producers report in their goods are accurate down to trace levels. Whether personally or professionally, we all rely on this analytical information coming from laboratories that enables critical decisions to be made. Analytical chemists have been performing quantitative studies for ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Matrix Gemini Competency module keeps Healthcare manufacturer’s training needs on track case study

    Ernest Jackson, a leading UK developer and manufacturer of medicated confectionery and vitamin pastilles, has adopted the Competency Tracker module from Autoscribe’s Matrix Gemini Quality Management Suite as part of its Environmental Health & Safety resources. The Competency Tracker is used to monitor the training status and needs of its 150+ staff to ensure that everyone gets the right ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Together we can get the lead out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. ...

  • Spares storage can halve downtimes, cut purchase prices

    The advanced purchase and storage of spare-parts can halve the number of downtime days for a typical wind farm and costs can be controlled by buying in bulk and sourcing from a wider market base including refurbished products, Derck van Ommeren, head of sales for the Dutch spares provider WindTurbineSpareParts.com, told Wind Energy Update. It may not be cost effective to keep a full set of spare ...

  • Safety Tips: Holiday Lighting

    The holiday season is upon us and nothing is more festive than outdoor holiday decorations. While the final look is certainly important, it is extremely necessary to guarantee that you don’t get hurt in the process of installing your decorations. The best outdoor decorations are gorgeous as well as safe. As a homeowner, safety should be the first priority when preparing your holiday ...


    By EHS Insight

  • NanoValid Publishes “Nano to go!”

    In September 2015, “Nano to go!” was published. “Nano to go!” is “a practically oriented guidance on safe handling of nanomaterials and other innovative materials at the workplace.” The German Federal Institute for Occupational Health (BAuA) developed it within the NanoValid project. “Nano to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Key issues of ultrafiltration membrane water treatment plant scale-up from laboratory and pilot plant results

    Industrial-scale ultrafiltration (UF) membrane systems have gained wide acceptance for producing safe drinking water. Laboratory and pilot plant studies are often carried out prior to the design of full-scale water treatment plants. Emphases are laid on how accurately these laboratory and pilot plant studies represent actual industrial-scale systems and the limitations. A case study which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Ergonomics and occupational safety and health (OSH)

    The European Month of Ergonomics gets started on 1 October. It is organised by the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies (FEES), an official campaign partner of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. The aim is to promote collaboration between ergonomists and occupational health and safety experts. An  ...

  • How can I safely manage storage of chemicals on my site?

    Most laboratories or industrial sites store chemicals of different hazard classes. On their own these each present certain hazards, but when mixed the danger can increase significantly. Storing your chemicals safely on site is crucial in preventing incompatible groups from mixing. Certain groups will react vigorously with others presenting hazards such as fire, release of gases or ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • 10 Dumb Things Smart People Do When Testing Electricity

    Be safe when testing electricity. Quick reminder of what NOT to do when taking electrical measurements. Anyone who makes their living by working with electricity quickly develops a healthy respect for anything with even a remote chance of being “live.” Yet the pressures of getting a job done on time or getting a mission-critical piece of equipment back on line can sometimes ...


    By IndustryFriend

  • UK Health and Safety Laboratory Will Hold Course on Nanotechnology Health and Safety

    On January 27, 2015, the United Kingdom (UK) Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) will hold a one-day course on “Nanotechnology Health & Safety -- A Practical Approach.”  The course is intended to help participants gain an understanding of the techniques ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case Study - MicroConnex

    Upgrading from an old atmospheric evaporator to a new ENCON Thermal Evaporator saves company $24,600 per year! MicroConnex is a leading supplier and production partner for flex circuits and laser micro-machining based near Seattle Washington. Originally founded in 1995 as a research and development company, MicroConnex currently occupies over 18,000 square feet of office, laboratory ...


    By ENCON Evaporators

  • Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?

    A CSP project proposal has won first place in the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition, but can the design make it beyond paper? By Heba Hashem October was an eventful month for Santiago Muros Cortés. The Argentina-based architect impressed the jury in Copenhagen with his plan for a Solar Hourglass that ...


    By FCBI Energy

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