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.

General Lab Safety

Glass Box Memo

Job Hazard Analysis information and 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.

Lab Sustainability

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.

Charcoal Canister Guidelines

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

Rotary Microtome and Cryostat Safety Guidelines

Exposure Control Plan

Bunsen Burners in Biological Safety Cabinets

Chemical Safety Posters

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

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.

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