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

  • 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 Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success

    The Five Factors Research organizations are under pressure to cut costs while maintaining or increasing throughput. To improve their operations, many laboratories are considering investments in data management or support and automation systems like ELNs, LIMS or Robotics/HTS. Whatever the change that is introduced, there are many pitfalls on the way to delivery, roll-out 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

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

    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. ...


    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

  • How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies

    Reservoir managers look to storm predictions to make smarter choices about dam operations Last year, New York City faced an unusual situation. An epic winter in the city’s Delaware River watershed brought heavy snow and very little rain. Stubborn cold meant there was no snowmelt to refill water-supply reservoirs, even as the city’s 9.5 million residents were draining them dry. A ...


    By Ensia

  • Matrix Gemini Lims at work in Cancer research trials case study

    Executive Summary The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (RCLCF) is a UK wide charity, dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer. It funds basic science research, tobacco control initiatives and work in lung cancer patient information, support and advocacy. RCLCF works towards defeating lung cancer through research, campaigning and education and gives practical and emotional support for patients ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Re‐calibration of the earthworm tier 1 risk assessment of plant protection products

    In the first step of the earthworm risk assessment for plant protection products the risk is assessed by comparing the no‐observed effect levels (NOEL) from the laboratory reproduction tests with the predicted exposure of the plant protection product in soil while applying a trigger value (assessment factor; AF) to cover uncertainties. If this indicates a potential risk, field studies are ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Heineken Case Study

    Based in Cork, Heineken Ireland, formerly known as Murphy Brewery Ireland, was founded in 1856 by the Murphy Brothers. It has established a long and proud tradition since that time in the Brewing Industry, which it currently combines with the most up to date technology and innovative ...


    By Scannell Solutions Limited

  • 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.

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