Home > Get Involved > Volunteer Groups > Laboratory Health and Safety Committee > Technical Topics - Laboratory Equipment Technical Topics - Laboratory Equipment Page ContentAutoclaveInformation on effective sterilization and autoclave safety from Michigan State University ORCBS Effective Use of Autoclaves, UC-Davis, Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Net #26, May 2004 Autoclave Purchasing Guide, Standards and Specifications for an Autoclave, Stanford University, Environmental Health and Safety Autoclaving Guidelines for Biohazardous Waste, UCSD Autoclave Overview, UCSD Autoclaving Guidelines for Sterilization of Lab Equipment, UCSD Biological Safety CabinetsPrimary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation, and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets , 2nd edition, CDC/NIH, 2000 Selecting A Biosafety Cabinet, NuAire Guide Blood Cell CountersCurrent Intelligence Bulletin 13- Explosive Azide Hazard, NIOSH, 1976 Cell Sorters (Biosafety Issues)Biosafety Guidelines for Sorting of Unfixed Cells , The International Society of Analytical Cytology Biohazard Working Group, Cytometry 28:99-117 (1997) PDF file Editorial Introduction to Biosafety Guidelines for Sorting of Unfixed Cells, (PDF File) Scripps Biohazard Review Form for Sorting Applications CentrifugeCentrifuge Safety, Standard Operating Procedure, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Environmental Health and Safety, 7/2004 Beckman/Coulter Rotor Safety Guide Sorvall Rotor Care Guide, posted by Cornell University Carleton University Centrifuge Safety Manual, Environmental Health and Safety Services, September 2003 Instruction Manual for Microcentrifuge Z233 M2, National Labnet Company, Woodbridge, NJ (pdf file) The Office of Environment, Health and Safety, University of California, Berkley, factsheet: Ultracentrifuges: Hazards and Precautions Centrifuge and Rotor Safety Guide, Stony Brook University, Environmental Health and Safety Cold RoomsStanford University Cold Room Work Practices, Stanford University, Environmental Health and Safety Mold Control at MSU: Walk in Refrigeration Units Dewar Liquid NitrogenSPI Liquid Nitrogen Dewars and Accessories DistillationDistillations and Extractions, University Of California Santa Barbara DoorsClosing the Door on Lab Safety Hazards, SUNY Stony Brook Electron MicroscopyScanning Electron Microscope, Purdue University, Physical Facilities Electron Microscopy Sciences has a technical data sheet entitled, Safety Precautions in the Electron Microscopy Lab. ElectrophoresisElectrophoresis Safety Standard Operating Procedures, University Nebraska, Lincoln, Environmental Health and Safety Eyewash and Safety ShowersStandard Interpretations: ANSI Z358.1 guidance for complying with 1910.151(c) citation policy for eyewashes and showers, OSHA Emergency Eyewash and Shower Testing, UC-Davis, Environmental Health and Safety, Safetynet #66, February 2003 Flammable Storage CabinetFlammable Storage Cabinet prevents ignition of flammable solvents Gas RegulatorsGas Regulators, by Rob Toreki ILPI GlasswareGround Glass and Glassware Cleaning Safety, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Environmental Health and Safety, 3/2002 Heating DevicesHot Plates, Drying Ovens and Other Heating Devices, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Environmental Health and Safety, March 2002 HomogenizersOmni aerosol-sealed homogenizers LasersOSHA Laser Hazards Laser Institute of America MicrotomeMicrotome Safety - Safe Operating Procedures, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Environmental Health and Safety, 9/2002 Microwave OvensInterpretation: Applicable OSHA standards and safety considerations for microwave device use in a laboratory, OSHA NMR SpectrophotometersMagnet Safety Guidelines for UCSD Researchers, March 2005 NMR Safety, New Mexico State University Department of Chemistry Weizmann Institute of Science High Resolution NMR Facility, Safety University of Cambridge, Safety Information, Risk assessment for NMR rooms belonging to the Dept. of Biochemistry and CCMR NMR Facility December 2000 Refrigerators and FreezersUse of Refrigerators and Freezers, UC-Davis, Environmental Health and Safety, Safetynet #31 Rotary EvaporatorsRotary Evaporator Safety, Penn State Department of Geosciences Excerpt from 1995 NAS Prudent Practices on rotary evaporators Safety CansUnderstanding Safety Cans Justrite Safety Cans Solvent StillsAccidents spark some researchers to switch to safer method of purifying organic solvents, from May 20, 2002 Chemical and Engineering News (posted by Innovative Technologies) SonicatorsSonicator Safety, University of Rochester, Environmental Health and Safety Unit, November 2004 StandardsUL 61010A-1, Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use, Part 1, General Requirements UL 61010A-2-051- Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Laboratory Equipment for Mixing and Stirring ThermometersMercury Thermometer Replacement Information, Stanford University, Environmental Health and Safety Minimum/Maximum Thermometer Information Sheet, UC-Davis, Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Net #103 TrapsThe Best Traps Ever! Northwestern University, Office of Research Safety Vacuum Trapping, from the Princeton University Waste Paper UV LightsPosition Paper on the Use of Ultraviolet Lights in Biological Safety Cabinets, American Biological Safety Association, Applied Biosafety, 11(4) pp. 228-230 © ABSA 2006 Standard Operating Procedures: Ultra violet Radiation Hazards, University of Pennsylvania, EHRS Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure from UV-Transilluminators , Farhang Akbar-Khanzadeh; Mahdi Jahangir-Blourchian, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Volume 2, Issue 10 October 2005 , pages 493 - 496 Vacuum SystemsSchlenk Lines and Vacuum LInes, The Glassware Gallery Vacuum Trapping, from the Princeton University Waste Paper Ventilated EquipmentScientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) has information about chemical hoods, glove boxes and other ventilated equipment. (balance enclosures, gas cabinets, chemical storage). Scroll down page to “Vented Enclosures / Vented Devices” X-Ray DiffractionHazards in the Use of X-Ray Analytical Instrumentation (Acrobat PDF Document) This classic 1973 paper by Jenkins and Haas is still a must-read for mitigation of XRD hazards in the lab.