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“Centrifugation Hazards”

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1995)

For new and experienced laboratory workers. Explains how to safely operate a centrifuge.

“Glassware Washing Hazards”
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1995)

Overview of safe washing and sterilization procedures for glassware. Intended to be a supplement to a training course.

“Handling Glassware Safely and Glass Related Injuries”

Rohn and Haas

Informative, but lengthy video which provides thorough coverage of:
• Why glass breaks
• Different kinds of glass and their uses
• Handling, care and disposal
• Protective equipment

“Fumehood Safety”
Copyright Stanford EH&S Dept, 2000

Reviews the proper use of laboratory fumehoods in order to get the essential protection that they provide in preventing chemical exposures.

See also: 4.3 “Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinets in the Case of Contaminated Cultures”


16.2 “Safe Use of Chemical Fume Hoods”
Eagleson Institute (1996)
Explains what a fume hood is and how to use it properly.
16.3 “Practicing Safe Science”
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1992) 2 copies
Focuses on teaching practices that should be carried out in the laboratory to control the intrinsic hazards associated with biomedical research. Addresses chemical, physical, radiological, and biological hazards. Emphasizes understanding the reasons for safety procedures and the extent of protection that certain precautions provide. An underlying but very strong message throughout the video is the importance of good work habits and consideration for others.
16.4 “Safe Not Sorry”
Stanford University, Civil Engineering Dept. (1991)
A well made and interesting lab safety video. Includes information on: labeling requirements, MSDS, hazardous materials storage, EH&S assistance, waste pick-up, emergency operations plan and chemical spills/releases. Some of the information given is specific to Civil Engineering Dept.
16.6 “Safety in the Research Lab", Set One
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Provides guidance and instruction on how to control risks associated with protocols and practices used in the modern biology laboratory.
16.7 “Safety in the Research Lab", Set Two
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1995)
Provides guidance and instruction on how to control hazards associated with protocols and practices used in the modern biology laboratory.
16.8 “Safety in the Research Lab", Set Three
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1997)
Mammalian Cell Culture Hazards X-ray Diffraction Hazards Assessing Risks of Toxic Chemicals.
16.9 “Radionuclide Hazards"
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Provides a meaningful technical review in safety principles that apply to the use of radioisotopes in the modern biology laboratory.
16.10 “X-ray Diffraction Hazards"
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1997)
Provides guidance for the safe operation of low energy x-ray diffraction machines used by structural biologist.


17.1 “A Multi-targeted Educational Tool for Preventing Employee Exposure to Hydrofluoric Acid”
Kodak/AIHA (1994)
Overview of the unique hazards presented by hydrofluoric acid.
17.2 “Chemical Handling Procedures at Stanford University”
Elkins Productions (1992)
Designed specifically for students and researchers who work regularly with hazardous chemicals at Stanford. Covers chemical classification, transport, storage, labeling, life safety boxes, chemical inventories, and MSDSs.
17.3 “Chemical Hazards”
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1995)
Gives the protocols for phenol-chloroform extraction and ethanol precipitation. Safety principles when working with hazardous chemicals such as phenol, tris hydrochloride, chloroform, and ethanol.
17.4 “Chemical Storage Hazards”
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1994)
An introduction to correct chemical storage procedures.
17.9 “Reactive and Explosive Materials”
Defines reactive and explosive materials and demonstrates how potentially dangerous they can be, but does not address how to safely work with or store these materials.
17.10 “Safe Handling of Gases”
Film Library/ Safety Care
The safe handling of gases - flammables, non-flammables, and toxics.
• gas cylinders and bottles
• properties of gases common hazards
• how to read labels
• lifting and carrying cylinders
• valves and regulators
• leak testing and more.
17.11 “Compressed Gases”
American Chemical Society (1995)
Practices and Procedures for safely storing, installing and moving compressed gases.
17.12 “Assessing Risks of Toxic Chemicals”
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1997)
Provides guidance for assessing risks of toxic chemicals
Used in the modern biology laboratory. Sensible risk assessment
is an essential part of any experiment involving toxic chemicals.
17.13 “Handling Carbon Dioxide Safety”

Hazards to avoid with carbon dioxide:

  • Asphyxiaton
  • Overpressurization
  • Frostbite and tissue damage

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