Lab Safety

We have collected tips for safer procedures in the labs.  Click on a link below to learn more about the various items. 

 Autoclave Safety 

 Regulatory Requirements for infectious waste

 Centrifuge Safety

IATA Shipping Rules

 Compressed Gas Safety 

Liquid Nitrogen safety

 Are you up to speed with training?      

 Latex Glove issues

 Emergency Door Placards

 Plan ahead when purchasing chemicals

 Peroxide-forming chemicals

 Hazardous waste information

 Flammable Material Storage

Waste disposal (NEW 09-11)

 Glove selection

 Lab Safety Training FAQ

 Storing Chemicals in Fume Hoods

Eyewash Inspections

Working with Pyrophoric materials (thank you to UCSD)

Flammability of ethanol-water mixtures (external link)

Lab Safety Training

Is now available online.

Modules and more information available here.

Forms

Additionally, we have collected some of the forms that your lab might need here.

Lab Safety Newsletters

2006

2007

2008

2009

February

February

February

September

May

May

June

August

August

November

November

 

Documents

Information on sharps disposal

More information on sharps disposal from NDEQ

Information on ethanol/alcohol disposal

Purchasing's Lab Safety Handout

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th edition