Laboratory Safety Colloquium

Join Mark Robertson, UNL Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, for the Fall Laboratory Safety Colloquium, “DISASTER!  Protect Yourself & Your Research”  on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.  There will be two sessions for   your convenience.  Select the one that works best:  10 a.m. – noon at East Campus Union OR 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Hamilton Hall, Room 102.

Natural and man-made disasters can result in loss of property, life, data, and access to critical research facilities.  Plan to attend if you work in any kind of research laboratory.  Learn new skills to help you pre-plan and mitigate adverse consequences, both short- and long-term.

Click HERE for a Publicity Poster to share with others in your lab. No preregistration is necessary.


 

EHS, in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development, sponsors a spring and fall Laboratory Safety Colloquium Series for Principle Investigators, research staff, and graduate students.

For further information or to suggest future colloquium topics contact Elizabeth(Betsy) Howe, ehowe2@unl.edu or (402) 472-5488.

Previous Colloquia


USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) Permits – April 2, 2014
(Information valid as of 4/2/2014. Review current USDA-APHIS VS permit requirements when planning your research.)
Presentation

View 26 minute video


USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Permits – September 18, 2013
(Information valid as of 9/18/2013. Review current USDA-APHIS PPQ permit requirements when planning your research.)
Presentation

View 1 hr. 19 minute video


NIOSH Workshop: Building a Risk Management Program for Nanomaterials – June 11, 2013
1. Building a Risk Management Program for Nanomaterials
Presentation
View 1 hr. 18 minute video
2. NIOSH – Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the Lab and in the Field
Presentation
View 1 hr. video
3. A Exposure Assessment Strategy for Nanoparticles
Presentation
View 1 hr. 34 minute video
4. Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials
Presentation
View 23 minute video
5. Control Banding
Presentation
View 54 minute video

Resources
a. Risk Phases: Designated Hazardous Substances. NOHSC: 10005 (1999)
b. Control Banding (Good Nano Guide)
c. Silver Powder MSDS
d. Artificial Butter Flavor Safety Data Sheet (Firmenich)


Enhancing Laboratory Safety – April 11, 2013
Presentation 

View 1 hr. 44 min video


Machine Shop Safety – November 7, 2012
Presentation
General Machine SafetySafe Operating Procedure

April 18, 2012, “Safe Handling: Unstable, Reactive, Energetic Chemicals ”
Presentation
View 23 min video
Resources
Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions:  A Report of the Safety Culture Task Force of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety


October 12, 2011, “Safe Handling: Highly Toxic Chemicals, Reproductive Toxins (Mutagens & Teratogens) and Biologically-derived Toxins”
Presentation
View 67 min video
Outline
Additional Resources


February 23, 2011, “Flammable, Pyrophoric, Corrosive & Toxic Gas Safety.” Presentation
View 27 min video


September 29, 2010, “Pyrophoric (Air-Sensitive) Chemical Safety.” Presentation
View 54 min video


February 2010 Cryogen Safety Presentation.
View 25 minute Video


September 2009 Steam Sterilization Using Autoclaves Presentation.
A Guide to Sterility Assurance handout for further information.


February 2009 Laser Safety: Hazards, Bioeffects, and Control Measures Presentation. Questions to assist with choosing appropriate protective eyewear.


September 2008 Centrifuges: Research or Rocket? Presentation.
View 44 min Video

Maintenance information on: Swinging Rotors, General


March 2008 Preventing Laboratory Fires Presentation and Tri-State Flashover clip.
View 53 min Video.


September 2007 Chemical Safety: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!
Presentation, Video 46 min Video.


February 2007 Exposure Control-Ventilated Hoods, Cabinets and More. Presentation and ‘Fume Hood Basics’ clip.
View 57 min Video .
Fume Hood and Bio-safety Enclosures handout for further information.


September 2006 Electrical Safety in the Laboratory Presentation
View 45 minute Video.


February 2006 Compressed Gas Cylinders (CGC) Presentation
View 45 minute Video > Media Player > iTunes.