Environmental, Health and Safety Services
More details on the University of Minnesota explosion and response
On June 17, an explosion in a chemistry lab at the University of Minnesota injured graduate student Walter Partlo. He was making trimethylsilyl azide, starting with 200 g of sodium azide. The incident originated in lack of hazard awareness, school representatives say, and the department response foc...
by Jyllian Kemsley, PhD | posted: Aug 1st, 2014 | comments (0)
Laboratory Safety Publications
The United States Department of Labor provides various informational documents for Laboratory Safety. These can be accessed through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) website, OSHA Publicatio...
by Lab Safety | posted: Jan 27th, 2012 | comments (2)
Centrifuge Recall
From FDA Recall Class: Class I Date Recall Initiated: July 15, 2011 Product: Global Focus Marketing & Distribution, Ltd., Silencer® S2200 Centrifuge. For details please refer to Global Focu...
by | posted: Jul 28th, 2011 | comments (0)
Texas Tech Lessons
Explosion highlights need to improve safety culture at university, initiates government oversight. To view the full article, see Explosion in Texas Tech Lab...
by | posted: Aug 23rd, 2010 | comments (0)
UW-Madison professor barred from lab for potentially dangerous experiments
From Wisconsin State Journal
"A UW-Madison professor who studies an infectious disease lost his laboratory privileges for five years after conducting unauthorized experiments with a potentially dangerous drug-resistant germ..." ...
by D. Ziff and R. Seely | posted: May 12th, 2010 | comments (1)

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