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Current News

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Inauguration of BioRAFT

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Settlement in Death at UCLA

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Workers in the Lab

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Laboratory Housekeeping

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New ChemTracker Version 4

Thursday, May 8, 2014

EH&S Survey

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Laboratory Specific Training

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chemical Receiver Training

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Operations That Are Unattended

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lab Guests and Their Chemicals

Thursday, March 6, 2014

FOCUS ON: Dry Ice

Thursday, March 6, 2014

DEA Disposal Program

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Laboratory Security

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

Laboratory Safety Committee

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Did You Know?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lab Safety Winners

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Preparing for the Holiday Break

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Annual Safety Extravaganza!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Lab Safety News

Friday, November 1, 2013

Compressed Gas Safety

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lead Solder

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hazardous Waste Reminder

Friday, October 4, 2013

Medical Consultations

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hazardous Materials Shipping

Friday, October 4, 2013

Influenza Vaccination

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fact Sheets for Chemical Safety

Friday, September 6, 2013

Material Safety Data Sheets

Monday, August 5, 2013

Broken Glass Containers

Monday, August 5, 2013

Training for Incoming Students

Monday, August 5, 2013

Chemical Spill Kits

Monday, July 1, 2013

Strong Safety Culture Part 3

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lab Specific Safety Rules

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lab Safety Subcommittee

Friday, June 7, 2013

Unattended Operations

Friday, June 7, 2013

Strong Safety Culture Part 2

Monday, May 6, 2013

Strong Safety Culture

Monday, May 6, 2013

Laboratory Footwear

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hazardous Waste Pickups

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hazardous Waste Labeling

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eye Protection: Goggles, not Glasses

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hazardous Chemical Receiving

Friday, January 11, 2013

Water Reactives in the Lab

Friday, January 11, 2013

ChemTracker and Compressed Gases

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flame-resistant Lab Coats

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fume Hoods

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chemical Storage Refresher

Monday, October 22, 2012

Building Evacuations

Monday, October 22, 2012

Unattended Operations

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pyrophoric Handling

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Reporting a Lab Injury

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chemicals & Odor Threshold

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Update on UCLA Accident

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Compressed Gas Training

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Purchasing Compressed Gases

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Got Mercury?

Monday, June 4, 2012

DEA Chemical Purchases

Monday, April 30, 2012

Laboratory Specific Training

Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer and Sandals

Monday, April 30, 2012

Safety at your Staff Meetings

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

OSHA Updates

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MSDS Accessibility

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gloves in the Hallways

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Laboratory Thefts

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hazardous Waste Accumulation

Monday, February 27, 2012

Reporting Building-wide Issues

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pyrophoric Storage and Use Policy

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Training for Incoming Staff

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mercury in the Laboratory

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hazardous Waste Pick-ups

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cleaning up the Lab: Housekeeping

Monday, November 28, 2011

Refresh Your Training

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ChemTracker Update

Monday, June 6, 2011

OSHA Medical Consultations

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Proper Lab Shoes

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lab Gloves Outside Labs

Friday, April 1, 2011

Non-employees in Labs

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fume Hoods

Friday, April 1, 2011

ChemTracker Tip

Thursday, March 10, 2011

ChemTracker Tip

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Laboratory Odors

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Chemical Hygiene Plan

Monday, January 3, 2011

Storage of Laboratory Chemicals

Monday, January 3, 2011

Chemical Procurement

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Preparing for the Holiday Break

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Facts Sheets

Friday, October 1, 2010

Working Alone in the Laboratory

Friday, October 1, 2010

Medical Monitoring and OSHA

Friday, October 1, 2010

Respiratory Protection

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chemical Spill

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

EHS Web Site

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

H1N1 Influenza Pandemic

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wearing Sandals in the Lab

Monday, August 2, 2010

Chemicals, Chemicals, Chemicals!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Chemical Container Disposal

Monday, August 2, 2010

Broken Glass Containers

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Laser Safety Committee

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Chemical Safety Training Refresher

Regular readers of this newsletter will know that in each month’s edition I have focused on part of the Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training each of you had before you started working in your labs.  This served as a refresher of sorts to you for that class.  We at EH&S felt that a slightly more formalized refresher training would benefit our lab personnel and, with the concurrence of the Laboratory Safety Committee, this will start later this summer.  Michael Fouch, our Lab Auditor and Industrial Hygienist, has provided the following information on the upcoming refresher activity. MORE
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