Lab Resources- Tools and Posters
This section provides the Laboratory Safety Coordinator with additional training resources including posters, videos, and training tools. These resources can be used to increase safety awareness, promote best practices, and to help evaluate and improve laboratory techniques in conjunction with assigned EHS Research Safety Specialists.
Use this Training Chart to decide how to take required lab safety training
Proper Attire in Boston University Labs Place this poster in a common area of your lab as a reminder to your team about appropriate lab attire.
Autoclave Safety Guidelines: Place in autoclave rooms and lab support areas as a reminder to your team about safety guidelines for autoclave use.
Oven and Dryer Safety Guidelines: Place in lab support areas or other applicable locations as a reminder to your team about safety guidelines for dishwasher, glassware dryer and oven use.
Biological Safety Posters and Forms
Protecting Vacuum Systems Place this poster near your vacuum system set up as a reminder to your team about proper set up and protection of your vacuum system.
Use of a Biosafety Cabinet (Class II Type A2) Place this poster near your biological safety cabinet (BSC) as a reminder for how to set up your work
- Cryostat Safety Information
- Microtome Safety Information
- Exposure Control Plan
- Bunsen Burners in Biological Safety Cabinets
Chemical Safety Posters
- Training your laboratory with the Global Harmonization Standards.
- GHS Hazard Pictograms
- GHS Label template
- GHS Label for 10% bleach
- GHS Label for 70% ethanol
- Understanding Peroxide Hazards Peroxide forming chemicals storage and labeling concerns.
- Flammable Liquid Storage Capacities
- Chemical Segregation and Storage Chart: Place this poster near your chemical storage cabinets.
Chemical Information Sheets
NOAA Cameo Chemicals This site, managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a great additional tool (beyond SDS) to help you teach your personnel when a chemical fume hood may be needed for an experiment, and can also help you determine chemical compatibilities.
Glo-Germ Kits The Glo-Germ Kits use a non-toxic fluorescein powder, gel, or lotion that allows you to visualize effectiveness of various techniques.* Use this kit to assess biological and chemical safety; examples include evaluating aseptic technique, handwashing practices, transport and packaging, evaluate competencies of new employees, and identify potential sources of contamination in your laboratory.
* Please contact your Department Safety Advisor to create collaborative and effective assessments using these kits.