posters warning of germs and contamination that could get on your cellphone if you use it in the lab

Title: Don't Take Your Work Home With You

  • You Cannot See Germs/Other Contamination
  • Avoid Cell Phones and Other Personal Electronic Devices in the Laboratory
  • Remove Gloves, Wash Hands, Then Use Device
Poster of Excellence Happens safely with two individuals pictured conversing in a lab environment

Title:  Excellence Happens

Text:  EXCELLENCE HAPPENS SAFELY

  • Know the hazards of your work
  • Plan to mitigate the risks
  • Wear appropriate lab attire
  • Observe good housekeeping
  • Promote safe behaviors in others

Title: Good Housekeeping = Safe Science

  • Keep benches free of clutter and hazardous residues.
  • Clean up spills immediately.
  • Pick up lab debris and trash on the floor.* Maintain safe exit routs.
  • Keep emergency eyewashes and showers accessible.
  • Keep biohazard and RAM waste separate from regular trash.

* Custodial Services DOES NOT clean up unidentified spills in labs and WILL NOT sweep up lab debris (e.g., pipette tips, paper, tubes, etc.) on the floor.  

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP YOUR LAB CLEAN AND SAFE!

Title: How to Properly Wash Your Hands

  • 11 steps - Steps 2-7 should take at least 20 seconds
  • Clean hands keep you healthy
Poster for No personal protective equipments outside the lab poster

Title:  No PPE outside of the lab!

Text:  Be considerate of others

Never wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in public spaces (hallways, restrooms, offices, etc.)

Title: Remove your Gloves Safely

  • "Beak Method" - 6 steps
  • Always wash your hands during glove removal
Safe Needle Recapping Poster discussing about not recapping needles unless absolutely necessary

Title: Safe Needle Recapping

  • Safety needles
  • Needle recapping device
  • One-handed recapping technique
Image of safer science lab attire poster

Title:  Safer Science (Lab Attire)

Text:  SAFER SCIENCE TODAY BEGINS WITH YOU

  • Restrain long hair
  • ANSI Z87 approved eye protection
  • Flame-resistant (FR) lab coat
  • ANSI approved hand protection
  • Long pants
  • Fully enclosed shoes
Image of Never work alone safety poster

Title:  Working Alone

Text:  WORKING ALONE? NEVER A GOOD IDEA...

  • Do you have permission to be alone in the lab?
  • Does someone know where you are & when you will return?
  • How would you handle an emergency?
  • Please avoid working alone with dangerous chemicals, equipment, processes or energies--especially at night, when tired or under stress.