White coats, safety goggles, and Bunsen burners – for some, these evoke high school science lab memories, while for others, they are daily necessities. In the realm of laboratory research, chemists and lab technicians navigate a daily landscape surrounded by hazardous chemicals and potentially dangerous elements. Unfortunately, safety lapses can occur, exacerbating the risks they face. This article provides a concise overview of the common hazards researchers encounter, along with standard methods to address and enhance safety protocols in laboratory settings.
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