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Insights and updates from Safety Partners

January 1, 2014 was the deadline to file permit applications required by the Hazardous Material Process or Processing Regulation, 527 CMR 33.00.  In order to determine if your facility is required to file a Category 2 or above permit application with the local fire department, assessments of the hazardous processes occurring at your facility should have been conducted and documented. 
The end of the year presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on accomplishments achieved in your EHS program throughout the year and set goals for the coming year.  Is your EHS program as robust as you would like it to be? Something as basic as annual revisions to safety manuals is a task that is often overlooked.
A few years ago, I had the good fortune of joining a super team of scientists at a for-profit chemistry lab. The team invented new organic and inorganic molecules for a wide array of industrial and consumer applications. I was very excited to be joining this team of smart, dedicated individuals as their new CEO.
Admit it.  Lasers are cool.   From Star Wars light sabers to laser shows at your favorite rock concert they have a way of capturing our attention.  In addition to being so cool, lasers serve many useful purposes in the lab.  They are often found integrated into research equipment such as FACS machines, or open on the research floor as part of medical and diagnostic device designs.