I spoke to some colleagues and got the following recommendations:
"I would raise and lower a ring clamp around the top when I couldn't hold a graduated cylinder, especially larger ones. I can draw a pic if needed.
There's also putty that is used for fixing items like vases to a shelf for earthquake proofing. It sticks well enough to keep something from tipping, but can be removed relatively easily. I know of one from quake hold."
"There are devices meant to hold art, like round bottom pots, that are very effective, and if combined with a bit of putty (or museum wax is what we use at home), it keeps things very steady in case of minor quakes—should work in labs, too."
If I hear back from anyone else I'll pass their recommendations along. Hope this helps!
Jack Reidy (he/him)
Research Safety Specialist, Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer
Environmental Health & Safety
484 Oak Road, Stanford, CA, 94305
Tel: (650) 497-7614
A student's prosthetic hand has been damaged (not lab related) and unfortunately they now have very limited ability to grasp/steady items such as graduated cylinders, flasks, etc. Does anyone know of some sort of countertop item that could help stabilize graduated cylinders and other "tippy" items? I can imagine a few creative designs but I would rather have a commercial ADA-type product if possible. I've done a small bit of online searching but no luck so far; I'm probably not using the correct search words.
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