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Safety is in Our DNA

Last week, Safety Partners had the pleasure of co-hosting The Third Annual Micro-Conference, Improving Lab Productivity in Cambridge, MA. The conference provided a collaborative venue for scientists, executives, lab managers, and sponsoring providers to share and learn about best practices for improving lab efficiency, regulatory compliance, and, of course, safety.

Incidents, Accidents, and Near Misses – Titanium: Beautiful but Dangerous

This report is part of the Safety Partners’ “Incidents, Accidents, and Near Misses” series. We are gathering information about incidents in laboratories and small-scale manufacturing operations from public and private sources in order to analyze and share lessons learned with the scientific and engineering community.

Environmental Health & Safety Firm Safety Partners, Inc. Names Chesley M. Chen As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

EHS firm Safety Partners, Inc. today announced the appointment of Chesley Chen as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Chesley will oversee operations and strategic planning, including administration, marketing, and service delivery. Safety Partners, Inc., a pioneer in EHS for the life sciences industry, has provided workplace safety and compliance services to more than 275 laboratory and technology companies throughout New England since its founding in 1992.

January 16, 2014: Latest Frontiers in Research Methods

The Life Sciences industry is constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to achieve transformational breakthroughs in technology and medicine. Not only what is being studied, but the way that research is carried out today is very different from just a few years ago.

Safety Tip Tuesdays – Flammable Storage

Flammable liquids are classified based on their flash point and boiling point.  NFPA 30 addresses the definition and classification of flammable and combustible liquids, and establishes three classes as follows:

Safety Tip Tuesdays – Lab Safety Training

Annual safety training sessions often cover responding to emergencies, chemical safety, biosafety, and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.  While there is no way to circumvent annual refresher training requirements, there are ways to gain people’s attention rather than blank stares.

Safety Tip Tuesdays – EPCRA Summary

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), was developed to provide communities with important information about the hazardous substances in use at companies so they can plan for possible emergencies involving them.  EPCRA is also known as SARA (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act) Title III.