Liquid Nitrogen

January 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is inert, colorless, odorless, non corrosive, nonflammable, and extremely cold. Nitrogen makes up [...]

Lab Safety Audit

January 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Lab Safety Audit

Laboratory self-audits provide an opportunity for departments, faculty, staff and students to foster a culture [...]

Laser Safety

August 13th, 2015|Comments Off on Laser Safety

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are devices [...]

Thermal stress

August 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Thermal stress

Thermal stress includes both heat and cold stress. These conditions arise when temperatures become too [...]

Lead

August 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Lead

Lead is a common element found throughout the environment in many different sources. It poses [...]

Formaldehyde

August 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Formaldehyde

A common chemical used in many labs as a preservative and disinfectant. Also a strong irritant, skin sensitizer, and potential carcinogen. [...]

Carcinogens

August 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Carcinogens

Carcinogens are hazardous chemical substances that cause cancer. Material safety data sheets (MSDS) are a [...]

Benzene

August 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Benzene

This chemical is used in many organic chemistry laboratories. It is also used as an [...]

Asbestos

August 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material. It is mined and milled in various parts [...]

Recycling

August 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated that USU reuse or recycle materials whenever it [...]

Anthrax

August 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Anthrax

A diseased caused by exposure to bacterial spores, which is presently a concern as a biological weapons agent. [...]

Animal Biosafety Level II/III

July 30th, 2015|Comments Off on Animal Biosafety Level II/III

Required training for employees prior to work in a BSL II/III laboratory. BSL laboratory design, [...]