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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Laboratory Self-inspections

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rules Regarding Summer Lab Personnel

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Working Alone Form Update

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Nitric Acid/Solvent Mixtures

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Eye Wash Filters

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Closed-toed Shoes in the Lab

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Incoming Summer Lab Personnel

Thursday, March 17, 2016

BioRAFT Smart Mailer

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Accident and Near-miss Reporting

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Employee Varun Patel

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Chemical Spill Response Kits

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Laboratory Security

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pyrophoric Material Handling

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Eyewash Testing

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Laboratory Safety Committee

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mercury Spill Response

Thursday, January 7, 2016

To be (Safe) or not to be

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Compressed Gas Training

Thursday, December 3, 2015

(Material) Safety Data Sheets

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holiday Break Issues

Monday, November 2, 2015

Unattended Operations

Monday, November 2, 2015

Chemical-Receiver-Training

Monday, November 2, 2015

Disposable Gloves ARE DISPOSABLE

Monday, November 2, 2015

Updated Working Alone Form

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Safety-Selfie Contest

Monday, August 10, 2015

Training Season

Monday, August 10, 2015

BioRAFT Email Notifications

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hazardous Waste No Tag No Take

Monday, August 10, 2015

Chemical Resistant Gloves

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Near Miss Incidents

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mercury Thermometers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Updating Forms When a PI Leaves

Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer Workers in the Lab

Monday, June 1, 2015

Use of Piranha Solution

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

More on Building Code Limits

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Focus on Nitric Acid

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PHS Labels

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BioRAFT Documents Section

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Recent DEP Inspection

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lab Safety Inspections 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Things Every Lab Person Should Know

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Testing Eyewashes

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Working Alone

Thursday, December 4, 2014

3D Printer Safety Fact Sheet

Thursday, December 4, 2014

EHS Fact Sheets

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Respirator Use in Laboratories

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Non-CMU Employees in Lab Part 2

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mellon Institute Freight Elevator

Friday, November 7, 2014

Non-employees in Labs

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

MSDS On-Line Service

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Re-use of disposable gloves

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New soldering safety training module

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hazardous Waste Accumulation

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lab Inspection Follow Ups

Friday, August 1, 2014

Broken Glass Containers

Friday, August 1, 2014

Chemical Spill Kits

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Settlement in Death at UCLA

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Sunny Side of Safety

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Home Emergency Planning

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Safety in the Garden

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

E Cigarettes Part 2

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Behavioral Based Safety

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Jump Into BioRAFT!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Laboratory Housekeeping

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New ChemTracker Version 4

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Laboratory Specific Training

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Operations That Are Unattended

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hotel Safety Tips

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Insomniac's Generation

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Solder Safety

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lab Guests and Their Chemicals

Thursday, March 6, 2014

FOCUS ON: Dry Ice

Thursday, March 6, 2014

DEA Disposal Program

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CMU Mobile Alert App

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Accident Reporting

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Emergency Equipment

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Nanotechnology Update

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Did You Know?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lab Safety Winners

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

'Tis the Season for...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What About Other Driving Distractions?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Down the Drain

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The 3D Printing Revolution

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

LASER Cutting Devices

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Preparing for the Holiday Break

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Annual Safety Extravaganza!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lead Solder

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hazardous Waste Tag Reminder

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Turkey Fryer Safety

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wash Your Hands

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Download Mobile App

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Respirator Protection

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

MSDS Online

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fire Safety On the Job

Friday, October 4, 2013

Influenza Vaccination

Friday, October 4, 2013

Medical Consultations

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hazardous Materials Shipping

Friday, September 6, 2013

Material Safety Data Sheets

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fact Sheets for Chemical Safety

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Emergency Awareness Day

Monday, August 5, 2013

Training for Incoming Students

Monday, July 1, 2013

Wishing You a Fire Safe Summer

Monday, July 1, 2013

Preventing Lyme Disease

Monday, July 1, 2013

OSHA Develops Heat Safety App

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hazard Communication Training

Monday, July 1, 2013

Strong Safety Culture Part 3

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lab Specific Safety Rules

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dangerous Goods Shipping

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lab Safety Subcommittee

Friday, June 7, 2013

Strong Safety Culture Part 2

Monday, May 6, 2013

Strong Safety Culture

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hazardous Waste Pickups

Monday, May 6, 2013

Laboratory Footwear

Monday, April 15, 2013

Distracted Driving

Monday, April 15, 2013

How Long Can Food Be Stored?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lead Hazards

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hazards of Overcrowding

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hazardous Waste Labeling

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hazardous Chemical Receiving

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eye Protection: Goggles, not Glasses

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bicycle Safety

Monday, January 14, 2013

Flu Myths Debunked

Monday, January 14, 2013

Can You Hear The Smoke Alarm Now?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Power Outages

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fire Is Everyone’s Fight

Friday, January 11, 2013

ChemTracker and Compressed Gases

Friday, January 11, 2013

Water Reactives in the Lab

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flame-resistant Lab Coats

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cold and Flu Prevention

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Safety When No One is Looking

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Texting and Walking

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sprinklers Help Save Lives

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fume Hoods

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chemical Storage Refresher

Monday, October 22, 2012

Building Evacuations

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pyrophoric Handling

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Compressed Gas Training

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chemicals & Odor Threshold

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Reporting a Lab Injury

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Update on UCLA Accident

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pet Safety

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vacation Tips

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Got Mercury?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Purchasing Compressed Gases

Monday, June 4, 2012

DEA Chemical Purchases

Monday, April 30, 2012

Safety at your Staff Meetings

Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer and Sandals

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

High Profile Lab Accidents

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MSDS Accessibility

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

OSHA Updates

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Laboratory Thefts

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gloves in the Hallways

Monday, February 27, 2012

Reporting Building-wide Issues

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pyrophoric Storage and Use Policy

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mercury in the Laboratory

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What Do Those Weather Warnings Mean?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Protect Against Frozen Pipes

It's the time of year again when we have to be concerned with frozen pipes in our homes.  Perhaps more importantly, we need to consider how to thaw them without causing a fire. MORE
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Don’t Let Frosty Get You, Too

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Carbon Monoxide – The Invisible Danger

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hazards of Snow Shoveling

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Indoor Air Quality in our Homes

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shipping with Dry Ice Training

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cleaning up the Lab: Housekeeping

Monday, November 28, 2011

We Did Start the Fire

Monday, November 28, 2011

Earthquake Tips

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shipping of Dangerous Goods

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Laser Pointer Safety

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Safety Tips

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Working Alone II

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Laboratory Renovations

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ethidium Bromide

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

(Material) Safety Data Sheets

Monday, June 6, 2011

OSHA Medical Consultations

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Proper Lab Shoes

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lab Gloves Outside Labs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bed Bugs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What is “Safety?”

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Safety Standards Not Always Safe

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What Sprinklers Do

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fume Hoods

Thursday, March 10, 2011

ChemTracker Tips

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Laboratory Odors

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Chemical Hygiene Plan

Monday, January 3, 2011

Chemical Procurement

Monday, January 3, 2011

Storage of Laboratory Chemicals

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Facts Sheets

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Preparing for the Holiday Break

Monday, November 1, 2010

Automated External Defibrillators

Monday, November 1, 2010

Household Safety

Monday, November 1, 2010

General Glassware Rules

Friday, October 1, 2010

Medical Monitoring and OSHA

Friday, October 1, 2010

Respiratory Protection

Friday, October 1, 2010

Working Alone in the Laboratory

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

H1N1 Influenza Pandemic

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chemical Spill

Monday, August 2, 2010

Chemicals, Chemicals, Chemicals!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Broken Glass Containers

Monday, August 2, 2010

Chemical Container Disposal

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wearing Sandals in the Lab

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Acts of Safety

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Chemical Storage Guidelines

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Laser Safety Committee

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Chemical Safety Eyewashes

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sharps Disposal

Any item of glass, plastic or metal that can puncture human skin is considered to be a "sharp" by OSHA. MORE
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Departing Students

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Regulatory Review

This information is ESPECIALLY important for laboratory Principal Investigators.  The OSHA Laboratory Standard addresses worker exposures to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. It specifies that employers are required to do a number of things to ensure the safety of laboratory workers. MORE
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Have You Ever Been Injured?