All of us at Electron Microscopy Sciences are concerned for the safety and well being of the microscopy community. For this reason we highly recommend the following publications regarding safety in the lab.
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY SAFETY HANDBOOK; Vernon C. Barber and Deborah L. Clayton, Editors. San Francisco Press Inc., 1985 ISBN 0-911302-56-5
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES FOR BIOLOGISTS; John J. Bozzala and Lonnie D. Russell. Jones and Bartlett Publishers., 1992 pp. 498-519.ISBN 0-86720-126-6
SAFETY IN THE SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LAB; J. Bastacky and T.L. Hayes, Scanning 7:255-72., 1985
These boxes are used for the disposal and incineration of biohazardous waste. The outer box is made from corrugated cardboard; the inner one is a 2-mil polypropylene bag. When full pull the safety cap place and incinerate.
These pouches are made of aluminum foil and multi-layered polyethylene. These are suitable to store items that have a sensitivity to oxygen and/or moisture. They have a tear-off notch above the zipper.
These autoclavable polyprolyene biohazard bags provide excellent heat and are tear and puncture resistance. Maximum autoclave temperatures are: 147 deg C (297 deg F). Marked with the standard OSHA symbol and warnings.
The heavy gauge polypropylene autoclave bags are puncture-resistant and withstand temperatures up to 136°C (250°F). At 2.25mil thick, they are designed to resist stretching, poking, and includes seamless bottoms for exceptional strength.
This 1/4" thick lead shield protects against chemical and nuclear radiation. The shield is coated with vinyl for a soft smooth surface which eliminates the hazard of skin contact and flying debris. Size: 8½"(W) x 3"(D) x 6"(H)
Made from 6.4 mmthick clear acrylic it provides protection from pipetting or pouring chemical. Can be used from a standing or sitting positionc. Has non-skid feet for stability, acrylic base work area: 50.8 x 30.5 cm.
A solid, molded, clear-acrylic block with 13 wells 11 mm in diameter. It holds 13 of 1.5 ml micro sample tubes (#72363) or similar. Clear tight-fitting cover allows space for micro tube flip top. Measures 52x105x62mm
Supplied in a 100mm diameter plastic petri dish with a highly porous membrane sealed to the top edge. This disposable activated charcoal cartridge efficiently absorbs low energy 35S radioactive components during metabolic labeling.
Lab mats with Nanoscale Silver particles bind with proteins to neutralize 99.9% of common microbes. Less than 1mm thick and backed with anti-skid coating they are perfect for the benchtop or culture hood.