Volume 89 Issue 43 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 24, 2011

OSHA Updates For Chemical Safety

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: safety, work, laboratory

OSHA has published new guidelines to help protect laboratory workers from chemical and physical hazards in the lab. “Laboratory Safety Guidance” reviews the numerous OSHA standards that apply to labs and describes how to minimize physical hazards such as fires, explosions, and falls. Other new materials include updated fact sheets on lab safety regulations that cover, for example, labeling and transferring chemicals, latex exposure, and working in chemical fume hoods. “These . . .

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