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Top Ten Stupid Lab Safety Mistakes

This comes from the Bitesize Bio site for molecular biologists. It may serve as a handy resource.

Keeping safe in the lab really only requires one thing: common sense. But if you look at what people are doing in the lab, you might think that that common sense isn’t so common after all.

Here is one humorous example:

10. Head in the fume hood (or in laminar flow). This is my personal favourite because it is so stupid… and because I used to do it without realising it until someone pointed it out.

Fume hoods can only protect you, and laminar flow hoods can only protect the stuff you are working with, if you keep your head out of the hood.

I once paid for this stupid habit with a weekend where everything smelled and tasted of paraformaldehye. Yum.

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