Winter

2011

IN THIS EDITION

A matter of Life and Death

Navigating the IBC at IUPUI

What Would Your Mother Think About Your Laboratory?

Welcome Candice Culligan

New Assistant Director of Fire Safety

Laboratory Equipment in Hallways

IN THE NEWS

Cal/UCLA Probe Faults Professor and UCLA

Glass Embedded in Student's Chest Following Lab Explosion

'Systemic Failures' Cited in UCLA Lab Fatality

Pair of Explosions in the Same Lab

What Does it Take to Improve Laboratory Safety

What Does it Take to Improve Laboratory Safety

Texas Tech Links Laboratory Safety to Tenure and Promotion

UF Suspends Laboratory

Arrest Warrant Issued for UCLA Professor on Felony Charges

CLASSROOM TRAINING

Laboratory Safety

 

BloodBorne Pathogens

 

Biosafety

 

General Safety

LABORATORY SAFETY RESOURCES

Chemical Hygiene Plan

 

Laboratory Safety Handbook

 

Find an MSDS

 

Biosafety Manual

 

Online Hazardous Waste Manifest Form

 

Online Training

 

Daily Eyewash Inspection Checklist

 

EHS Homepage

 

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A Matter of Life and Death

Laboratory safety can truly be a matter of life and death. The report from the investigation into the tragic death of a UCLA laboratory employee has been released. This document contains some very important findings as well as insight into the question- Who was responsible?

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Read the entire document as well as some very important qustions we all need to be asking ourselves here. This is an extremely important document for both laboratory faculty and staff.

What Would Your Mother Think About Your Laboratory?

One of the most common rules I see broken when inspecting laboratories is shown in this picture.

 

 

It is not just a laboratory safety rule but something most children are taught by their parents growing up which is simply "If you get something out put it up when you are finished using it". I am talking about clutter and poor housekeeping. Read more about how you can accident proof your laboratory by keeping clutter to a minimum and more here.

 

Welcome Candice Culligan

 

Please join me in welcoming Candice Culligan. Candice comes to us from the College of NanoScale Science and Engineering, SUNY at Albany, NY. Candice will serve as an Occupational Safety Specialist. To find out more about Candice click here.

 

 

New Assistant Director of Fire Safety

 

Please welcome Alan Snedeker as our new Assistant Director of Fire Safety. Alan has been with IUPUI for 5 years and replaces Tom Hulse who recently retired. Please visit the following link to find out more about Alan as well as his contact information.

Laboratory Equipment in Hallways

We are beginning to notice more laboratory equipment such as refrigerators, freezers and centrifuges migrating into hallways. Please click here to read why this is not allowed as well as discussion about a new policy that will be drafted by the Laboratory Safety Committee to address this issue.

 

Lab Notes is a quarterly publication by the IUPUI Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Lab Notes is designed, edited and published by K. Lee Stone.

"Don't Learn Laboratory Safety by Accident!"