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Subject: [DCHAS-L] NSTA Safety Blog: Keeping Labs Safer With Engineering Controls
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 08:16:18 -0400
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Outline of this month's blog posting from the National Science Teacher's Association Safety Blog at
http://nstacommunities.org/blog/category/safety/

Keeping Labs Safer With Engineering Controls
By Kenneth Roy | Published: July 23, 2018

Engineering controls can help isolate people from hazards and make the lab safer, according to the OSHA/NIOSH ??Hierarchy of Controls.?? Laboratories require specific engineering controls to address biological, chemical, and physical hazards. Appropriate and mandated engineering controls include ventilation, fume hoods, fire extinguishers, eyewash stations, and safety showers. The following list describes common engineering controls found in academic laboratories.

1. Electrical safety controls
2. Eyewash/showers
3. Fire blanket
4. Fire suppression
5. Footprint

6. Fume hood
7. Goggle sanitizer
8. Master shut-off controls
9. Sensors
10. Safety shields

11.Ventilation

Final thoughts

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