Vented or ductless enclosures are some of the most important tools in the laboratory for controlling exposure. In this article, we're going to teach you how to select the right enclosure for your laboratory, using expertise from our consulting safety officers.
In our last Industrial Hygiene blog, Airflow in the Laboratory, we discussed the importance of evaluating the airflow of a lab as a whole, and that there's no one magic ACH (Air Change per Hour) number that automatically makes the lab safer.
Safety Partners is thrilled to announce the publication of its 5th edition of "Incidents, Accidents, and Near Misses in Laboratory Research." This collection of real life safety lessons has just been mailed to clients and many friends. Look for it in your (actual) mailbox!
The terms risk and hazard are used often in the safety world, many times interchangeably. They have very different meanings, however, and when using these terms, care should be taken to use them appropriately.
If you’ve ever attended safety training, you surely have heard the terms PEL, TLV, REL and STEL. Do these letters really have a meaning or are they just a bunch of alphabet soup? These acronyms all represent different occupational exposure limits (OELs) that are derived by different organizations.