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Laboratory Safety Video Released by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board The United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its laboratory safety video called “Experimenting with Danger.”  This 24-minute video focuses on three (3) separate laboratory accidents that occurred at academic institutes.  These accidents are as follows: The death of a laboratory research assistant in a flash fire involving tert-Butyllithium at UCLA in 2008; The death of a Dartmouth College professor

When evaluating an occupational health hazard, don’t forget mixture calculations.  Here at Affygility Solutions we perform a lot of environmental, health and safety (EH&S) audits, and during the industrial hygiene portion of the EH&S audit, one of the frequent findings is that the mixture calculations for airborne contaminants is overlooked.  In addition to being a possible Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulatory compliance issue (29 CFR 1910.1000(d)(2)(i), [pullquote]if those

Isoflurane exposure in an occupational setting can cause adverse health effects.  Preventing occupational exposure and implementing an isoflurane safety program is important.  In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not established a permissible exposure limit (PEL) for isoflurane, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s Recommended Exposure Limit (REL) of 2 ppm for waste anesthetic gases is of little use, since it was

Lab Standard and Hazard Communication Standard – What’s their Purpose? The purpose of both the Laboratory Standard (or Lab Standard) and the Hazard Commumication Standard is to communicate to employees the hazards of the chemicals they are using, and the control measures to prevent exposure to those chemicals.  The Lab Standard is very similar to the Hazard Communication Standard but there are several key differences to note. Lab Standard and

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