I work in an environemental chemistry lab. When at work, safety is imperative. Whether it’s knowing how to hold a beaker in order to avoid inhaling toxic fumes, or knowing how to react to spilling sulfuric acid on the skin, covering your bases is key.
One of the most important pieces of equipment in a lab is the biosafety cabinet. They are basically an enclosed cabinet that intakes hazardous air, filters it, then recirculates it through the laboratory. The biosafety cabinet also does this while sterilizing and containing any biological material inside. As you can see, it is very important.
This infographic, brought to you by NuAire, outlines the ten most essential tips in working with NuAire biological safety cabinets. It describes how to work with them, and how to keep them in working order to ensure lab safety and the integrity of samples. Whether you are pursuing a career in a laboratory, a degree in the sciences, or are simply just curious, this infographic is a very effective educational tool in understanding one of the most important pieces of equipment in a lab. [NuAire]