It happens at some point to even the most seasoned laboratory technician that a spill occurs within the Biosafety Cabinet (BSC). Taking precautionary measures before and during your work with hazardous materials could help keep you and others safe. Remember, if a spill occurs, don’t panic. Here are some simple steps to keep you and your laboratory safe. Please check with your Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office or Biosafety Officer to ensure you have proper steps in place in case of a spill based of standard Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL).
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