Help, explanations and comments
In this section we will provide you with additional information on the laboratory guidelines and other work aids for your day-to-day work.
Video clips help to visualise hazards in handling hazardous substances
Avoiding accidents and ill health is one objective when handling hazardous substances. Video clips illustrate the hazards of working with hazardous substances in the laboratory and provide guidance for safe handling. They help to recognise hazards and then systematically avoid them. The videos may be used to provide examples for safety and health instruction at work. :: read on
Evacuated glass equipment can implode suddenly in the event of tensions or defects, e.g. through cracks caused by blows. :: read on
As a supplement to the information provided in Section 7 "Inspections" of the laboratory guidelines "Working Safely in Laboratories – Basic Principles and Guidelines" (DGUV Information 213-851), the following gives an overview of the inspections that are routinely carried out in laboratories. :: read on
The escape and rescue plan must be mounted in central areas where it is easily visible. A downloadable sample can be found here. :: read on
A sample of a hand and skin protection plan explaining the use of the various skin protection materials can be found here. :: read on
Permits are recommended for safety-relevant work in the laboratory and for duties that potentially affect safety in the laboratory. These should be brought to the attention of everyone involved. :: read on
In the laboratory it is necessary to wear solid, non-slip and closed shoes. :: read on
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