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- Safe Handling of Cannulas and Needles in Chemistry Laboratories.
Tilak Chandra, Jeffrey P. Zebrowski, and Lisa Y. Lenertz ACS Chemical Health & Safety, Jan, 2022. This article describes various safe techniques for the use of needles and cannulas in chemistry laboratories.
- Development and Implementation of a Hydrofluoric Acid Safety Program in an Academic Institution
J. Harris, P. Minor, N. Chawla, and S. Singh, ACS Chem. Health Saf., 2020, Vol. 27 (3): 183-189.
This paper is a case study of one university’s approach to improving hydrofluoric acid safety in research laboratories.
- Anaphylaxis Induced by Peptide Coupling Agents: Lessons Learned from Repeated Exposure to HATU, HBTU, and HCTU.
Kate J. McKelly, William Sokol, and James S. Nowick; J. Org. Chem. 2020, Vol. 85 (3): 1764–1768.
This article describes a severe case of chemical sensitization from Uranium coupling agents.
- Introduction to Laboratory Safety for Graduate Students: An Active Learning Endeavor.
D.J. Hill, O.F. Williams, D.P. Mizzy, T.F. Triumph, C.R. Brennan, D.C. Mason, and D. S. Lawrence; J Chem Edu, 2019, Vol. 96 (4): 652–659.
This article describes a laboratory safety course designed for first-year-graduate students. The course provides graduate students with an overview of safety concerns commonly found in a laboratory setting. The article also describes the challenges often encountered when designing a lab safety course and how this type of course creates an opportunity to engage students in laboratory safety via active learning and case studies.
- A retrospective analysis on compensable injuries in university research laboratories and the possible prevention of future incidents.
A. Gosavi, M. Shaufele, and M. Blayney; J Chem Health and Safety, 2019. Vol. 26 (2): 31-37.
This study analyzed the frequency and types of compensable laboratory-associated injuries that occurred at Northwestern University between 2010-2017.
- Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage: A Prospective Cohort Study.
D.K. Li, H. Chen, J.R. Ferber, R. Odouli and C. Quesenberry: Sci Rep, 2017, Vol. 17: 17541
- Inadvertent Ingestion Exposure: Hand- and Object-to-mouth Behavior Among Workers
Davis, M. van Tongeren, H. Cowie, and S. Semple; J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol, 2016, Vol. 26: 9-16
- Using bowtie methodology to support laboratory hazard identification, risk management and incident analysis
M.B. Mulcahy, C. Boylan, S. Sigmann, and R. Stuart; J Chem Health and Safety, 2016, Vol. 24: 14-20
This article describes "bowtie diagrams" as risk management and hazard communication tools.
- Biological research: Rethink biosafety
T. Trevan; Nature, 2015, Vol. 527: 155-158
- Occupational handling of nickel nanoparticles: a case report
W.S. Journeay, and R.H. Goldman; Am J Indust Med, 2014, Vol. 57: 1073-1076
A case study on a lab worker who develops allergies after working with nickel nanoparticle powder without protective measures.
- Academic leaders create strong safety cultures in colleges and universities
R. H. Hill Jr., and D. C. Finster; J Chem Health and Safety, 2013, Vol. 5: 27-34
A thoughtful article on establishing a positive safety culture in academic institutions.
- Accuracy of Reported Flash Point Values on Material Safety Data Sheets and the Impact on Product Classification
D. Radnoff; J Occup Environment Hygiene, 2013, Vol. 10: 540-546
This report examined the flash point of 83 flammable/combustible chemicals and found discrepancies in their respective MSDS published data.
- A case study of the management of hazardous waste drugs in a large university hospital
B. Brewer and A. Antell. 2013. J Chem Health and Safety, Vol. 20: 2-7
This paper examines the practices and procedures implemented by a major University Hospital to manage the collection and disposal of discarded drugs including cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs to avoid discharge into the local wastewater treatment system.
- College and university sector response to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Texas Tech incident report and UCLA laboratory fatality
This report is an update on the ongoing work by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), TTU, UCLA, Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), American Chemical Society (ACS), and other organizations on incidents in academic, industrial, and government laboratories.
- Safety survey reveals lab risks
R. van Noorden. 2013. Nature News 02 January 2013
The article summarizes findings from a questionnaire suggesting that researchers are not as safe as they feel.
- On Campus
J. DeLaHunt;J Chem Health and Safety, 2013, 20:59
In this short narrative, DeLaHunt calls upon everybody’s boldness to embrace laboratory safety.
- Laboratory Safety in Academia
P. Ashbrook; J Chem Health and Safety, 2013, 20:62
Ashbrook’s thoughts on how to raise the bar for laboratory safety in academia.
- News & Views
N. Langerman; J Chem Health and Safety, 2013, 20:63-64
Langerman discusses laboratory safety, explosions in K-12 sciences classes, fracking issues, and the role of academic EH&S.
- In Memorium – Dr. Jay Alfred Young
J Chem Health and Safety, 2012, Vol. 19:1-2
Editorial on Dr. Jay Alfred Young, who wrote the column “Anecdotal Accidents” for the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety. Two of his columns describing laboratory accidents are included in the article.
- Improving laboratory safety through mini-scale experiments: A case study of New Jersey City University
A.B. Wargniez, R.C. Oleas, and K.S. YamaguchiJ; J Chem Health and Safety, 2012, Vol. 19:12-23
This article presents the positive impacts of implementing mini-scale experiments on improving the laboratory safety program in the Chemistry Department at New Jersey City University.
- Chemical hood glass failure under thermal loading associated with fire
S. Mladenka, W. Romero, C. Yeldell, O.A. Ezekoye, and M.E. Cournoyer; J Chem Health and Safety, 2012, Vol. 19:30-36
This experimental study was undertaken to better understand how a fire in a laboratory chemical fume hood influences the thermal history and cracking of its glass windows.
- Safety culture
J. DeLaHunt; J Chem Health and Safety, 2012, Vol. 19:41-42
DeLaHunt argues that laboratory safety cannot be accomplished by a campus safety office alone but is largely dependent on the collegial relationship between the university’s administration passing on laboratory safety regulations to its faculty.
- New focus on inherently safer design
D.C. Hendershot; J Chem Health and Safety, 2012, Vol. 19:43
This article showcases new resources developed by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) to reduce workplace risks in chemical process environments.
- The Impact of the “UCLA Agreement”
N. Langerman; J Chem Health and Safety, 2012, Vol. 19:43
Langerman defines the roles of campus administrators, PIs, and EH&S in implementing a positive workplace safety culture.
- A Survey of Drug Resistance bla Genes Originating from Synthetic Plasmid Vectors in Six Chinese Rivers
J. Chen, M. Jin, Z. G. Qiu, C. Guo, Z. L. Chen, Z.Q. Shen, X.W. Wang, J.W. Li; Environ Sci Technol, 2012, 46:13448-54.
This paper demonstrates the abundance of recombinant plasmids carrying ampicillin and other resistance genes in 6 Chinese rivers.
- How to develop a Standard Operating Procedure for sorting unfixed cells
I. Schmidt, 2012, Methods, 57:392-7
The author meticulously assesses the risk of a relatively common procedure in a BSL2 environment and describes the development of an SOP for the safe conduct of this procedure.
- Management of nanomaterials safety in research environment
A. Groso, A. Petri-Fink, A. Magrez, M. Riediker and T. Meyer. 2010. Particle and Fibre Toxicology; 7:40-48
A comprehensive review on risk assessment and management of nanomaterials
- Safety Notables: Information from the Literature
R. Barnhart, M.D. Ironside, and P.F. Vogt; Org Process Res Develop; 2010, 14:1480-1484
This report lists some of the recent, serious accidents that occurred in industrial environments and at university campuses. It also provides helpful literature for the safe handling of chemicals during chemical synthesis processes.