Changing the culture to one of safety
from Laboratory Equipment
The frequency of both serious and fatal lab accidents in academic chemistry labs in the past few years has become increasingly alarming. Recent high-profile incidents have thrust lab safety into the mainstream spotlight, and have illustrated the fact that many current university safety guidelines and systems are inadequate. Both the National Research Council and U.S. government have responded to the crisis — one with a report and recommended action steps, and the other with a new policy to take effect September 2015.
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