Learning from the Past
Understanding laboratory accidents and incidents that have happened within the BU community will help us take action to prevent recurrence and to learn from the past. The intent of the following report summaries is to provide information & transparency to the BU research community for recent and past incidents. If you have an incident you’d like to report, please review Available Sources of Help.
Current In the News
Chemical Explosion– Resulted in serious injury to lab tech.M.Bovis BCG – laboratory spill due to improper use of a centrifuge
Video Experimenting with Danger – A video from the Chemical Safety Board regarding university laboratory incidents, follow up, and corrective actions.
Salmonella – exposures brought from the lab into the home
Hazmat -response for a hydrogen fluoride exposure
Aluminum etching incident– explosion cuases injury to student
Safety Catch– Behavior in the lab
Safety Survey– Lab Risks
Check back soon for new case studies that we can learn from!