Organic agricultural product quality testing in certified laboratory. Scientist measuring pH of the sample with pH meter

When Do You Need Lab Equipment Certification?

Lab equipment certification is an official way to verify that lab equipment is working properly. Obviously, getting accurate results from your lab equipment is of critical importance. However, do you know when you need lab equipment certification? And, how often should your lab have equipment certified? At SEPS, our mission is to support the scientific  … Read more

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

Cleaning & Sterilizing Your Cleanroom

These days, cleanliness is more important than ever. The world continues to grapple with a pandemic. At SEPS, helping labs stay clean and sterile has been part of our mission for many years. Often, lab workers must handle some pretty dangerous organisms. This is especially true in labs with biological safety (or “biosafety”) lab ratings.  … Read more

Properly Sanitizing Your Lab’s High Traffic Areas

Right now, every business is struggling to adjust to a very new world. Even though COVID-19 cases are dropping in the North East area, we still have to proceed with absolute caution. Many businesses have safety policies changing on a daily basis. And in labs, when workers must often work in close proximity to each  … Read more

Unofficial Lab Safety Policies

Here, we have listed some of the less-official safety policies throughout modern laboratories. You won’t find these in employee handbooks or manuals, but that doesn’t lessen their importance. In fact, many lab administrators enforce these on a regular basis. In this post, we’ll explore and discuss these unspoken and unofficial safety policies. Every lab worker  … Read more

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Biosafety Level 4 Labs: The Basics

Alas, we have arrived at our final post exploring biosafety levels. In our previous three posts, we explored biosafety levels 1-3. Also, we broke down the various precautions in place to protect employees and prevent contamination. In our previous feature, we discussed biosafety level 3, or BSL-3. Therefore, in this post we’ll explore biosafety level  … Read more

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Biosafety Level 3: The Basics

In our previous two posts, we explored biosafety levels (BSL) 1 & 2. Labs that handle hazardous biological materials are each given biosafety ratings. These numbers, ranging from 1 to 4, indicate both the danger of the materials within and the precautions that must be taken by personnel. The higher the number, the more dangerous  … Read more

Biosafety Level 2 Labs: The Basics

In our previous post, we broke down biosafety level (BSL) 1 labs. Biological labs operate under safety ratings, as anyone who works in one of these can attest to. However, what does BSL mean and what are the levels of biosafety? In biological labs, or bio-labs, workers often deal with dangerous substances. In fact, some  … Read more

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Biosafety Level 1 Labs: The Basics

For those working in a biological lab, they may be familiar with BSL or bio safety labs. However, what does BSL mean and what are the levels of biosafety? In biological labs, employees often handle hazardous materials. In fact, some of these specimens can even be fatal at times. Therefore, biosafety labs have a numerical  … Read more

Young scientist working in a safety laminar air flow cabinet at laboratory

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  … Read more

HEPA Filter Leak Test of Technician Clean room

How Fan & Filter Units Promote Lab Safety

At SEPS, the cleanliness and safety of labs is our specialty. From equipment cleaning to contamination prevention, our team maintains a dedication to total lab safety. At the moment, we continue to do our part in the fight against COVID-19. This includes sterilization, advanced hygiene practices and personal protective equipment. Labs are among the essential  … Read more