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Electrical Safety in Research Laboratories

Mismanaged electrical equipment is one of the top five causes of laboratory and industrial fires. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that electrical power cords cause about 4,000 injuries and 3,300 residential fires each year. The most frequent causes of such fires are short circuits, overloading, damage and/or misuse of these power cords. Misused […]

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Fire Safety Week

Do you know where the fire extinguisher is located? OSHA requires that fire extinguishers receive two types of inspections to ensure that they work when activated: Monthly visual inspection: The responsibility of the individuals in the laboratory. Annual certification inspection: Conducted by an Emory-approved contractor. How do I conduct a monthly inspection? Location: Is the […]

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