page is dedicated to information concerning LABORATORY
SAFETY. The issues addressed
are primarily chemical, but some physical issues can be found.
Please use an email link to our consultants
to request information be added to the LABORATORY SAFETY page.
There are a well established
set of safety rules for handling chemicals in labs. These
can be viewed by clicking them on.
Rules for Supervisors
Reactive Safety Rules
Chemical Safety Rules
Compressed Gas Safety Rules
Lab Safety Rules
Safety Rules Handtool Safety Rules
Glassware Safety Rules
Labeling Containers in Labs
CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY
Guidelines for Handling Reactive Chemistry
Reactivity Screening Flowchart
Reactivity Screening Table
Reactivity Hazard Summary
ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR LABORATORIES (LAB RAT)
This semi-quantitative tool
guides you through the process of identifying hazards associated
with a specific laboratory process or an entire laboratory and
then helps you assign a numerical risk to the process or laboratory.
The results of the risk assessment can then be used to identify
specific hazards or controls which can be addressed to reduce
Please note: This tool should
be used by persons knowledgeable in laboratory operations.
Please review our training program on using
the LAB RAT.
the LAB RAT