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.
Selecting the appropriate enclosure for the work being conducted is extremely important for employee safety and is a task that requires more review and assessment than one might initially think.
There are many types of enclosures available, including ventilated balance enclosures (VBEs), glove boxes, downdraft tables, and ductless fume hoods.
First and foremost, you must take into consideration the hazards of the material being used.
- Is it a potent compound?
- Is it an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)?
- Maybe it’s simply a particularly hazardous stock chemical?
The first step in the selection process is to review the safety data sheets (SDS) or other safety information documents available for the material being used to determine the hazards involved.
Vendors can also […]