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Safety Videos

Welcome to our safety video section. Here you will find videos that were once part of our Lending Library, but are now viewable free online. We will try to offer as many videos as we can in this section, but if you want to know right away when something new is added, then you can subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Also check out Dow Lab Safety Academy!

Introduction to Lab Safety - This introductory program covers essential topics on laboratory safety applicable to a wide range of laboratories. This course is a 2 hour flash audio and video presentation.

  Assessing Risks of Toxic Chemicals

"Perhaps our notion of what's dangerous and what's not dangerous and what proper practice should be is distorted from the controversy that surrounded recombinant DNA technology. When it was introduced, procedures which most thoughtful people felt should be really addressed with a certain level of safety were exaggerated perhaps in the public mind. And, when there isn't a sufficient justification for a safety procedure, it loses its meaning and you lose respect for it. That is important to overcome because when you do work in a laboratory there are reagents in the laboratory and procedure that are very worthy of the kind of respect that's necessary to deal with them"


- Philip Leder, M.D. HHMI Senior Investigator Harvard Medical School  
 

Centrifugation Hazards

Centrifugation requires a series of choices critical to safety.


- Which Centrifuge?
- Which rotor?
- Which tubes and adapters?
- What speed and for how long?
- What level of containment?

In just 9 mins you'll have the answers to these questions.
  Chemical Hazards

This video promotes chemical safety. Phenol-chloroform extraction and ethanol precipitation are used to demonstrate the safety principles that apply to working with many of the hazardous chemicals found in the modern biology laboratory. This video will introduce new staff to good laboratory practices and provide a meaningful technical review in safety for the more experienced laboratory worker.

  Chemical Storage Hazards

This video provides guidance for the prudent storage of the chemicals used in the modern biology laboratory. It will introduce new staff to good laboratory practices and provide a meaningful technical review in safety for the more experienced laboratory worker.

  Emergency Response

No one intends to have an accident; everyone should know how to respond to one. This video provides guidance for responding to emergencies in the modern biology laboratory. It will introduce new staff to appropriate emergency response procedures and provide a general review in emergency response for the more experienced laboratory worker.

Procedures are presented for responding to the following emergencies:
- Laboratory fire
- Radiation spill
- Chemical spill
- Biological spill
- Personal injury
--- Clothing on fire
--- Skin contamination
--- Eye exposure
--- Cuts and puncture wounds

 
Glassware Washing Hazards


This video provides guidance for the safe washing and sterilization of laboratory glassware. It will introduce new staff to good laboratory practices and provide a meaningful technical review in safety for the more experienced laboratory worker.

Safe glassware washing and sterilization require skill, teamwork, good work habits, and an understanding of the hazards involved.

Video covers:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Sorting
Working together
Use of washing machines
Acid washing
Autoclave







LSI Hosts BioRAFT for
Demo and Discussion


The Laboratory Safety Institute hosted on May 9th, 2013 BioRAFT for a presentation of the BioRAFT platform for safety, compliance and training, and a fact-finding discussion on the differences between academia and industry in safety management.

  • Learn about the BioRAFT EHS Management software
  • Discuss the differences between academia and industry for EHS



LSI's Favorites Playlist

By means of the internet and especially YouTube, there are many videos made available to us. You can view some of LSI's favorites by subscribing to our YouTube account.

http://www.youtube.com/user/LabSafetyInstitute


The video presentation you see here is a compilation of all our favorites found on YouTube.

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