Accidents in the laboratory. Scientists spilled test tube with infected blood

8 Steps to Handling Chemical Spills in the Lab

No matter how careful you are in the lab, spills are inevitable. And unfortunately, chemical spills are not uncommon. In fact, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board reports that there are an estimated 10,000 chemical spills each year in the United States alone. Unfortunately, some of the worst spills can cause damage to your work or  … Read more

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What is a Cleanroom?

Cleanrooms have many uses. For instance, a manufacturing company whose product is easily affected by air particles. Medical laboratories also need cleanrooms to keep workers safe. Basically, when you need to protect products or human health, you need a cleanroom. At SEPS services, cleanrooms are one of our areas of expertise. For decades, we have  … Read more

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Food Testing Labs: The Main Causes of Cross-Contamination

Cross-contamination is one of the most frequent causes of food borne illnesses. From bacteria to chemicals, heavy metals, and allergens, these can cause serious risks to consumer health. Unfortunately, cross-contamination can occur at any point in food production. Therefore, proper food safety requires preventive measures, and food testing against quality standards. When it comes to  … Read more

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The Safety Equipment That Absolutely Every Lab Must Have

Often, lab employees have to work with harmful chemicals, airborne agents, samples, contaminated tools and more. Depending on the industry or work, it’s impossible to find zero safety risks in each facility.  The most common lab injuries are burns, cuts, chemical irritation and inhalation. Therefore, it’s important for staff to introduce safety training topics and  … Read more

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5 Ways to Reinforce Health & Safety Practices In Your Lab 

Do you have concerns about your lab’s overall safety? Are your employees respecting your official protocol and precautions when it comes to potential hazards? Do you keep them up-to-date on the possible safety issues within the lab?  Working in a lab presents a lot of risks that employees need thorough training on to maintain safety  … Read more

Scientists are preparing to carry through the fume hood in the lab of chemistry

Laboratory Fume Hoods: Decommissioning & Disposals

The process of decommissioning and disposing of fume hoods demands expertise and professional insight. Of course, there are a few steps you can take on your own to handle each of them. However, in order to ensure you complete them safely and correctly, you must fully understand the process. Or, you can enlist the help  … Read more

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3 Essential Topics for Lab Safety Training

When any lab hires a new employee, they must receive a lab safety orientation training. Lab safety orientations cover important safety plans and procedures. These include the facility’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Emergency Action Plan, decontamination protocol and Bloodborne Pathogen Biosafety Plan, wherever applicable. Depending on the employee’s work history, they may have experience with several  … Read more

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Laminar Flow Hood Cleaning: A Guide to the Basics

Laboratory work involves some pretty intricate equipment. Anyone who works in a lab can attest to this. At S.E.P.S., scientific equipment has been our area of expertise for over eighteen years. Between our calibrating, decontamination and sterilization, there’s no lab machinery we’re not familiar with. And one of the most critical tools in lab work is the  … Read more

Bio Safety Cabinet in Lab

A Guide to Maintaining Physical & Digital Lab Equipment

If you work in a lab, you know it’s crucial to keep your equipment clean and maintained. Often, failure to maintain facilities and equipment can derail an entire scientific study. Also, your lab results may be completely invalid in the event of contamination. Keeping your lab and equipment clean isn’t the most fascinating part of  … Read more

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Cleaning & Disinfecting Basic Lab PPE

All businesses need to take employee safety into consideration, now more than ever before. With the lingering concerns over COVID-19, worker health is currently of paramount importance, regardless of industry. However, as all lab managers know, scientific agencies can be especially hazardous, even under normal circumstances. Therefore, in any lab setting, safety is a central  … Read more