Category Archives: Lab Safety

How to Work Safely in a Laminar Flow Cabinet

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Contamination by the Human Body Aside from the ambient environment and dirty equipment, the human body is one of the greatest sources of contamination inside the laboratory. Although the operator is using the latest laminar flow cabinet, the product protection that it can provide is only as effective as the operator’s proper working procedure. The […]

How Loud is Your Laboratory?

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According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), millions of workers are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in their workplaces, including laboratories. It can cause significant health and inherent hazards to lab personnel. NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF NOISE ON LABORATORY WORKERS Hearing loss Tinnitus (ringing in the ear) Stress Anxiety High blood pressure Gastrointestinal problems […]

Autoclaving Lab Instruments

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Autoclaves are one of the most common sterilization instruments being used across various industries, including drug development, medical care and scientific research. An autoclave works by producing highly-saturated steam under pressure, eliminating the majority of micro-organisms and spores. This instrument is used to sterilize different types of labware, media and biological waste. The reason why biological […]

Toxic Laboratory Chemicals

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10 toxic laboratory chemicals and what they do to you: Acetonitrile Flammable irritant that converts to cyanide once inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. Chloroform Volatile solvent can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.  It also acts as an anesthetic that depresses the central nervous system. Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) An excellent solvent that can […]

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