Expired Lab Chemicals: What Are Your Options?

In this post, I want to highlight an article on “expired” lab chemicals that recently popped into my LinkedIn feed. The article is titled, “How to Handle Lab Reagents After Their Expiration Date” and was originally published on labmanager.com. It … Continued

Announcing Brew Safer: New From Spotlight Safety

Official Launch of Brew Safer! As a scientist, safety professional, and craft beer enthusiast, I am thrilled to announce the launch of Brew Safer (website), a new branch of Spotlight Safety. Brew Safer provides industry-specific safety development and support for … Continued

Fire Extinguisher Safety: How Effective is Your Program?

Many organizations take fire extinguisher safety for granted. Extinguishers are installed throughout the facility and (hopefully) receive their required monthly and annual checks. But thankfully, most of these fire extinguishers will never be discharged. Like spill kits, first aid kits, … Continued

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

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Short post this week to wish you all a Happy Fourth of July! Whether you’re grilling, swimming, having a campfire, or lighting some sparklers or fireworks, use appropriate precautions and stay aware of your surroundings. No celebration is worth putting … Continued

Hazardous Waste Management: The Seven Essentials to Safer Handling

Hazardous waste management is an area that many organizations struggle with. The reasons vary, but they’re generally rooted in a lack of regulatory understanding or complacency. While hazardous waste products may be dismissed as unimportant byproducts of an experiment or … Continued

Why You Shouldn’t Rely Too Heavily on Safety Checklists

Safety checklists are ubiquitous in EHS and workplace safety. We use them for everything from hazardous waste checks and routine inspections to annual audits and job safety analyses. However, while checklists can serve as a great resource to guide a … Continued

Chemical Spill Response: How to Refine Your Procedures

-How many different chemical spill response procedures does your safety program have? In my experience, unless the facility has highly hazardous materials or is a Large Quantity Generator with a required Contingency Plan, programs tend to default to two standard … Continued

Lab Contaminants: What Are You Taking Home With You?

Does your lab facility appropriately control for contaminants? If you’re unsure, consider the following questions: Do any of your employees use their phone as a timer or calculator? Are individuals allowed to wear headphones while working in the lab? Does … Continued