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!
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.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Use of washing machines
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.