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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

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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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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, identifying it is essential before supplying food products to consumers. Proper food safety requires preventive measures,  … 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

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Tips for Performing Safe Experiments in a Chemistry Lab

In a lab, safety should always be your number one priority. This is true whether you’re performing basic research in a cleanroom or conducting chemistry experiments. Chemistry experiments that are unsafe can lead to much worse than spills or equipment failure. You never want to execute any experiments that aren’t safe. Mistakes in chemistry experiments  … Read more

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Lab Beakers & Their Uses

Glassware is a critical part of a lab’s everyday operations. Beakers play a massive role in research, work and particularly within chemistry labs. With a wide range of different beakers available, each providing specific functions, it’s essential for all lab personnel to know which beaker they should enlist for the task. Selecting the right beaker  … Read more

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What to Consider When Selecting the Best Equipment for Your Lab

Constructing a laboratory can be an overwhelming project.  It requires extensive planning, engineering, building, furnishing, staffing and training. Obviously, this is incredibly laborious and time-consuming, to put it mildly. And one critical step in the process is selecting the right lab equipment.  Of course, an enormous amount of consideration goes into this step. Factors like  … Read more

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The Essential Equipment Checklist for New Biological Labs

Each industry has its own specific needs concerning their facility, personnel and equipment. Sure, there are some devices that two different fields would both use. However, biological labs that are preparing to open have a very specific list of devices and tools they need to conduct their research. In this post, we’ll list the most  … Read more