Safety

Welcome to Camlab's web page on Safety! We understand that safety is a top priority for all laboratory and workplace professionals. That's why we have compiled a comprehensive list of blogs on safety equipment, laboratory safety, and workplace safety to keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest safety trends, news, and regulations. Our selection of blogs is written by safety experts from around the world who are dedicated to ensuring that you have the knowledge and tools you need to create a safe and secure working environment. Explore our list of blogs to learn more about safety and how you can promote a culture of safety in your workplace.

DWK safety blog - working safely with pressure
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DWK safety blog - working safely with pressure

Working with pressure/vacuum conditions in the lab is common but not all products are designed to withstand this. Products with appropriate geometry and wall thickness are suitable for working safely with pressure. For example, filtering flasks, desiccators, or flat flange vessels, as well as products like the DURAN® pressure plus+ range of bottles. These provide guaranteed vacuum and pressure...
Preventing Cross Contamination
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DWK safety blog - Preventing Cross Contamination

Cross-contamination is a major issue in any lab setting as it can lead to inaccurate results, compromised experiments and even safety risks. Cross-contamination can occur when samples, equipment, or instrumentation are not properly sterilised between uses, and it can be a challenge to prevent it in a busy lab environment. This blog will cover some tips to help avoid cross-contamination of chem...
Ohaus Guardian Hot Top Safety Features
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Ohaus Guardian Hot Top Safety Features

Ohaus Guardian series of hotplate stirrers consists of the 2000, 3000, 5000 and 7000 series. The uses range from being ideal for educational and laboratory applications, to research, academic and industrial applications. This blog will go over their Hot Top Indicator to help increase safety in the lab. Guardian hotplate stirrers heated over 40oC Hot Top Indicator The Guardian hotplate...
Gastec Smoke Tubes
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Gastec Smoke Tubes - How do they work?

Gastec smoke tubes are used in the field or workplace to visualise airflow behaviour within air ducts, and to detect leaks within fume hoods. The tubes can generate white smoke to provide a visual of the leaks/air flow. The slightest air movements can be seen by eye so that the origin, course and speed can be tracked. Gastec smoke tubes creating white smoke What are smoke tubes? A smo...
Camlab Premium I-Wash
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Camlab Premium I-Wash

Eye wash is an essential first aid item for use in home or working environments where you could be at risk of irritating the eye with debris or chemicals. Eye wash is used to remove dust, dirt and any other non-emergency foreign objects from the eye. Camlab Premium I-Wash comes in three different eye wash formats: I-wash drops, I-wash bottle, and I-eye wash bottle with eye bath. The eye wash s...
RockFall footwear: sustainability and vegan options
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RockFall footwear: sustainability and vegan options

Rock Fall are an independent, family owned safety footwear business. A popular source for safety work boots, here we will explain what Rock Fall have focused on to improve sustainability when it comes to their safety footwear range. Sustainability There are many ways that Rock Fall have been promoting the sustainability of their footwear. For example, up to 12 recycled plastic bottles ca...
DWKs Safety Badges
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Understanding DWKs 'Go Safe, Trust in DWK' Safety Badges

The new DWK campaign aims to assist in user safety with their products. Using the slogan 'Go Safe, Trust In DWK', this range of products have safety features with clear benefits to the user compared to standard items. To assist in understanding what benefits certain items can offer you, DWK have created safety badges which categorise different features. These are: Built stronger, safer hand...
3M Versaflo powered respirator series T-300
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Care and maintenance of the 3M Versaflo powered respirator series T-300

The 3M Versaflo TR-300 series of powered air respirators have to be maintained to retain their full protection levels. It is important to carry out regular checks and maintenance on any powered and supplied air respirator and to use genuine parts and accessories available from Camlab. This 3M video is a useful resource and steps you through the assembly and maintenance of the system. A handy...
3M Peltor LightCom
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No need to silence Big Ben, 3M Peltor LightCom are designed for the job!!

There is no need to silence Big Ben when 3M provide a complete range of noise cancelling ear defenders made for the job. Peltor Lite com plus are the recommended hearing protection for engineers working on large bell towers like Big Ben for extended periods of time, when conversations are required, but loud background noises are not. The 3M PELTOR LiteCom and LiteCom Plus boasts the same gr...
Nitra-Touch Gloves from Ansell
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Gemelli Rome Hospital Chooses Nitra-Touch Gloves from Ansell

The facility is one of Italy’s major multi-disciplinary oncology centres, with over 3,000 healthcare professionals. On a yearly bases 40,000 people are treated in the Oncology and Haematology Centre, receiving more than 35,000 chemotherapy treatments. Stefano Pepe, Nurse, Haematology Day Hospital: “The haematology department is essentially subject to two types of risk: firstly biological risk,...
Laboratory Gloves
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What safety standards apply to laboratory gloves?

Gloves are used everyday in laboratories to protect the staff from potentially harmful chemicals. To make sure the protection is adequate, a range of Europe wide standards have been developed so you can be confident that the gloves you buy will keep you safe. [caption id="attachment_11539" align="aligncenter" width="384"] Are my nitrile, vinyl or latex gloves compliant with all safety sta...
SHIELDskin Orange Nitrile Sterile Gloves
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What gloves are suitable for RNAse free environments?

Simply wearing gloves may not provide sufficient protection against RNAse - we've taken a look at what precautions should be taken, and which gloves are suitable for RNAse free labs. RNAse contamination It is generally acknowledged that RNA is more prone to degradation than DNA, which may be because of the ubiquity and robustness of RNases. This means researchers wishing to maintai...
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