Thanks to all who attended the May LSO Meeting! We discussed a chemical exposure incident and a safety minute about emergency response, eye wash, and safety shower protocols. Hope to see everyone for the Safety Week 2023 events coming up on June 5-9!
March LSO Meeting
We discussed a razor blade cut incident as well as peroxide-forming chemicals safety and an incident during our March LSO Meeting. Thanks to all who attended!
February LSO Meeting
Thanks to the attendees of the February LSO Meeting! We discussed a chemical spill incident as well as safe practices involving compressed gas cylinders.
January LSO Meeting
During the January LSO Meeting, cryogen safety was discussed including an incident with a vial exploding from liquid nitrogen expansion and a liquid oxygen condensation incident. Thanks to all who attended!
November LSO Meeting
Thanks to all who attended the November LSO Meeting! We discussed an oil bath fire incident as well as safe practices for working with heating mantles. Also, if you would like to get more involved in the safety community in our department, consider applying for the JST Board through the link in the slides below!
October LSO Meeting
During this meeting, announcements were made about silica waste disposal and a new cryogen safety training available through DRS. An incident involving a column explosion and the principles of risk assessment were discussed. Thanks to all who attended!
September LSO Meeting
Thanks to all the attendees of the September LSO Meeting! Answers to questions regarding recycling were discussed along with three incident reports involving a chemical splash, a chemical exposure, and chemical compatibility. General rules and resources on chemical storage and compatibility were also presented.
August LSO Meeting
During this meeting we highlighted the transition of the SCS Safety Exam from Compass to Canvas and issued a call for volunteers for the TA Safety Training. We also discussed a recent safety incident involving a needle stick and general safety and disposal measures for sharps. Thanks to all who attended!
May LSO Meeting
Thanks to all who attended our May LSO Meeting! We discussed the upcoming facilities initiative for vendor chemical disposal and plans for this year’s Safety Week to take place during the first week of June. Safety Week will take the place of our June LSO meeting.
April LSO Meeting
During the April LSO Meeting, we discussed the upcoming facilities initiative for vendor chemical disposal and plans for this year’s Safety Week to take place during the first week of June. Thanks to all those who were able to attend!