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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
During this month’s LSO meeting, we discussed how to safely handle gas cylinders in response to a recently reported near miss. An upcoming event for the disposal of unwanted vendor chemicals was announced and links to register for ACS DCHAS safety workshops were shared.
Thanks to all who joined us for our first LSO meeting of 2022! We reviewed a recent safety incident involving a heat gun, discussed current COVID protocols and mask distribution, and received an ESCO update.
In this month’s meeting, we reviewed a recent incident involving hot glassware and discussed best practices for mentoring undergraduate researchers and new graduate student trainees. Thanks to all those who joined us!