Chemical Safety

Safety in Chemical Laboratories

3 Ways to Promote a Culture of Safety in Chemical Laboratories

Chemical laboratories are not only fertile grounds for uncovering cutting-edge research but an important space in the development of safety practices for lab workers. These “first touches” with safety rules and habits can affect how workers perform the role of … Read More

The Reason Safe Permit to Work Systems Fail

The Reason Safe Permit to Work Systems Fail

Accident data from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), case studies, and practices laid out by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) all point to the failure of permit to work (PTW) systems as a main … Read More

Safety Training

Safety Training – Is Everyone Receiving the Training They Need?

A robust safety training program is a critical part of every successful company’s safety plan. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires that employers provide training to workers who face hazards while at work. Safety training makes workers aware … Read More

Chemical Risk Assessments

Why Do We Do Risk Assessments?

Many government regulations for chemical safety identify the need for a risk assessment as part of the decision-making process for managing potential hazards. However, EPA’s hazardous waste determination is the only risk assessment process that is well defined by the … Read More

Electronic Management of Secondary Containers

Electronic Management of Secondary Containers

Chemical safety is an important workplace safety concern for many reasons, as evidenced by several recent industrial accidents. For chemical safety, the knowledge of hazards, as well as easy access to information related to the chemicals for the employees at … Read More

ACS Seminar

ACS (American Chemistry Society) will be hosting a free online seminar regarding safety in the lab one week from now on Oct. 11. Chemical safety is recognized as one of the highest priorities for the Society. During this webinar ACS … Read More