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.

Posters for Your Lab

General Lab Safety

NEW! Glass Box Memo

Use this Training Chart to decide how to take  required lab safety training

Job Hazard Analysis form. A tool to help you build your in lab training, standard operation procedures and find gaps in process and safety.

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

Flushing The Emergency Eye Wash

Lab Sustainability

Lab Waste Chart 2012

Autoclave Safety Guidelines – Place this poster 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 this poster 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

Hazcom Handout 2013 For help with training your laboratory with the upcoming changes to the Global Harmonization Standards

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


Hazardous Waste

Setting Up a Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation Area

Hazardous Waste Determination Characteristics and concerns for hazardous waste disposal

Hazardous Waste Labeling

Tools to Help You with Lab-Specific Training

Lab Safety Incidents around the Country A review of incidents around the country, documented by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Chemical Fume Hood: How It Works to Protect You (Click on link under “DOHS Movies”)  This video was produced by the National Institutes of Health and Dartmouth College.  It provides a clear and concise overview of how a fume hood operates and how to use it, and the video is offered in multiple languages.

NOAA Cameo Chemicals This site, managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a great additional tool (beyond MSDS) 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.

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