Due to the presence of many potentially harmful chemicals and pieces of equipment, laboratory settings come with certain safety risks.   Common lab injuries include burns, lacerations, and chemical irritation and inhalation.  It is important for lab staff and researchers to take certain lab safety precautions to prevent such injuries.

WHAT:
Safety goggles are any kind of eyewear that is intended to protect the user from some king of peril.  Within science, safety goggles are generally worn to protect the eyes from hazardous materials or chemicals.

WHY:

When handling potentially infected material, safety goggles are in important defense against infection.  Safety goggles can also help to protect you from harm to the eye from physical trauma.  For an example, if an explosion took place in a lab, safety goggles might be the only thing preventing a person from being blinded or seriously hurt.


WHEN:

Safety goggles should be work any time one is handling potentially harmful material or chemicals.  If in doubt about whether or not to wear them, always err on the side of caution.  It is vastly preferable to wear safety goggles when they are not really necessary than to fail to wear them when they ought to have been worn.    If it is difficult for you to remember to wear them, then it is a good idea to simply get into the habit of always wearing them within a lab setting.

In labs, there is the potential for spills and splashes of corrosive chemicals and explosions involving broken glass.  If you are not wearing safety glasses or goggles in the lab, you are risking permanent eye damage and blindness. 

 

Keeping your lab equipment in peak condition is vital if the results are going to be accurate and reliable.   Scientific Instrument Center (SIC) is your trusted company for laboratory equipment repair and maintenance services.  If you have questions about your laboratory equipment and would like to discuss options for repairing or maintaining the equipment, please contact us at (614) 771-4700.

Our skilled staff members understand the nuances of instrument calibration and the manufacturers train our technicians, so any inspections we make mean your equipment is to quality standards.   For more than 30 years, SIC has served businesses that use a wide variety of diagnostic and scientific equipment.  We are specialists.

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