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

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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  … Read more

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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

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SEPS: Our Accreditations & Affiliations

At S.E.P.S., we’ve spent eighteen years serving the scientific community. We aim to provide the highest quality of service in the controlled environment field. Whether it’s calibration, testing, lab certification or repairs, we want to solve all of your problems swiftly and efficiently. Additionally, we prioritize perfection. In our field, it’s important to have the  … Read more

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Updated Guidelines for Handling & Processing Possible COVID-19 Specimens

S.E.P.S. maintains a firm dedication to the cleanliness and safety of scientific work environments. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, we’re discovering new information about the virus on a daily basis. Our previous FAQ on the virus explored the basics of lab decontamination and safety from C.D.C. resources. Additionally, our previous post broke down  … Read more

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SEPS & the Fight Against COVID-19

S.E.P.S. has always exercised a firm commitment to lab cleanliness and safety. The health and safety of our associates, employees and customers is of the utmost importance to us. We’ve served the scientific community in New York and the Tri-State Area for years with a firm commitment to the sterilization and decontamination of lab environments.  … Read more