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Lab Safety Series: Cultivating a Culture of Safety in your Lab

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Lab Safety Series: Cultivating a Culture of Safety in your Lab

Safety concerns everyone in the lab. Create a plan, be consistent, communicate with your team, and encourage collaboration - these are the keys to cultivating a culture of safety!

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Lab Safety Series: Safe Use of Filtration Glassware

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Lab Safety Series: Safe Use of Filtration Glassware

Welcome to the first edition of Lab Safety Fridays! Ollie the Lab Collie has dug up some information on the safe use of filtration glassware.   Treated with proper care, filtration glassware can offer long-term, satisfactory service in the laboratory. First things first: always wear eye and face protection when working with a vacuum or pressure apparatus. Inspect glassware for flaws such as cracks, scratches, deep scoring and etching marks before using vacuum apparatus. Assemble the vacuum apparatus so as to avoid strain to glassware. The filtering flask should be supported from below as well as by the neck. Tape...

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Introducing Our Friday Lab Safety Series!

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Introducing Our Friday Lab Safety Series!

Beginning next Friday, March 2nd we will be starting a weekly lab safety series. Topics will include safe use of lab equipment, proper PPE, recognizing hazards and finding safety solutions. We have brought on our Safety Supervisor, Ollie the Lab Collie, to assist us with this endeavor. Keep your eyes peeled for new safety blog posts!   If there are any safety topics you would like to see here, please feel free to contact us!   Ollie the Lab Collie aka "Beaker" with his partner, "Dr. Bunsen"

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Dispensette Cleaning and Troubleshooting

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Dispensette Cleaning and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting, care and maintenance for Dispensette III & S

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The History and Uses of the Mortar and Pestle

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The History and Uses of the Mortar and Pestle

The mortar and pestle is one of the great symbols of pharmacology. They have been used in food and medicinal preparations for thousands of years, and are one of humankind's most commonly used tool. Depending on what your use is, there are different types of mortars and pestles for different tasks. Mortar and Pestles were described in the Ebers papyrus from Ancient Egypt - dating back to 1550BC. It is the oldest preserved piece of medical literature discovered. It is estimated that mortar and pestles were used for 6,000 years before this for food preparation - mostly for the grinding...

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