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Lab Safety Fact Sheets

Lab Safety Fact Sheets are intended to provide Penn Lab workers with specific guidance on how to safely work with a particular chemical or type of hazard. Fact Sheets are developed to address specific hazards which have caused injury to lab workers or to address safety issues common to many labs


  • Flammable & Combustible Liquid Storage & Dispensing [pdf]
  • Working Safely with Ethidium Bromide  
  • Phenol-Chloroform Extraction
  • Cryogen & Dry Ice [pdf]
  • Ultraviolet Radiation Hazards 
  • Hydrofluoric Acid | [pdf]
  • Safe Handling of Nanoparticles
  • Lecture Bottle Safety
  • Venting Vacuum Pumps
  • Use of MPTP
  • Hydrogen use in Anaerobic Chambers
  • Handling of Chemical Waste Containing Hydrogen Peroxide and Strong Oxidizing Acids
  • Safe Handling and Disposal of Osmium Tetroxide [pdf]