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Are You Autoclaving Safely?

Autoclave safely by using EHSO’s Autoclave Safety Checklist. This checklist is a reminder to confirm that materials are autoclave compatible, alert researchers about malfunctions by posting “DO NOT USE!” signage, ensure proper exhaust and drainage by keeping the chamber’s drain strainer clean, always use secondary containment, and much more. The checklist can be found on […]

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Proper Use of a Steam Autoclave

Laboratories use autoclaves as a method to sterilize instruments, glassware or media.  The lab can also use the autoclave to decontaminate waste before disposal.  The chart and tips provided in this article can be used as a guide and reference for all personnel who use autoclaves.  Safe use and operation of the autoclave will ensure […]

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