Laboratory Safety Colloquium Series

EHS, in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development, sponsors a spring and fall Safety Colloquium.

Watch here for information on our next colloquium.

For further information or to suggest future colloquium topics contact Elizabeth (Betsy) Howe at ehowe2@unl.edu or (402) 472-5488.

Previous Sessions

Ladder and Step Stool Safety for Everyone - October 2018

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour, 22 minutes, 43 seconds)

Laboratory Ventilation - March 2018

Presentations:
Laboratory Ventilation/Chemical Fume Hoods
UNL Laboratory Ventilation & Controls

Video (run time: 42 minutes, 51 seconds)

Using Biosafety Cabinets - October 2017

Presentation
Video (run time: 45 minutes, 3 seconds)

Chemical Hazard Assessment and Risk Minimization - April 2017

Presentation
Video (run time: 45 minutes, 40 seconds)

Compressed Gas Safety - October 2016

Presentation
Video (run time: 45 minutes, 40 seconds)

Electrical Safety for Everyone (Basic Electricity 101) - March 2016

Presentation
Video (run time: 41 minutes, 24 seconds)

Protective Apparel for Laboratory Safety - November 2015

Presentation
Video (run time: 50 minutes, 24 seconds)

NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Protective Apparel - November 2015

Presentation
Video (run time: 42 minutes, 20 seconds)

Safety Culture: Perspectives & Practices - April 2015

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour 15 minutes)

Disaster! Protect Yourself & Your Research - October 2014

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour 8 minutes)

USDA-APHIS Veterinary Service Permits - April 2014

Information valid as of 4/2/2014. Review current USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services permit requirements when planning your research

Presentation
Video (run time: 26 minutes)

USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Permits - September 2013

Information valid as of 9/18/2013. Review current USDA-APHIS PPQ permit requirements when planning your research.

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour 19 minutes)

NIOSH Workshop: Building a Risk Management Program for Nanomaterials - June 2013

  1. Building a Risk Management Program for Nanomaterials
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 1 hour 18 minutes)
  2. NIOSH - Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the Lab and in the Field
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 1 hour)
  3. Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 23 minutes)
  4. An Exposure Assessment Strategy for Nanoparticles
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 1 hour 34 minutes)
  5. Control Banding
    Presentation
    Video (run time: 54 minutes)
    Resources:
         a.  Risk Phases: Designated Hazardous Substances. NOHSC: 10005 (1999)
         b.  Control Banding (Good Nano Guide)
         c.  Silver Powder MSDS
         d.  Artificial Butter Flavor Safety Data Sheet (Firmenich)

Enhancing Laboratory Safety - April 2013

Presentation
Video (run time: 1 hour 44 minutes)

Machine Shop Safety - November 2012

Presentation
General Machine Safety SOP   

Safe Handling: Unstable, Reactive, Energetic Chemicals - April 2012

Presentation
Video (run time: 23 minutes)
Resources
American Chemical Society - Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions Report

Safe Handling: Highly Toxic Chemicals, Reproductive Toxins (Mutagens & Teratogens) and Biologically-derived Toxins" - October 2011

Presentation
Video (run time: 67 minutes)
Outline
Resources

Flammable-Corrosive-Toxic Gas Safety - February 2011

Presentation
Video(run time: 27 minutes)

Pyrophorics (Air-Sensitive) Chemical Safety - September 2010

Presentation
Video (run time: 54 minutes)

Cryogen Safety - February 2010

Presentation
Video (run time: 25 minutes)

Steam Sterilization Using Autoclaves - September 2009

Presentation

Laser Safety: Hazards, Bioeffects, and Control Measures - February 2009

Presentation
Handout: Choosing Eyewear: Questions for Optical Density Calculations

Centrifuges: Research or Rocket? - September 2008

Presentation
Video (run time: 44 minutes)
Handout 1: Maintenance (swinging rotors)
Handout 2: Maintenance (general)

Preventing Laboratory Fires - March 2008

Presentation
Tri-State Flashover Video (run time: 7:05)
Preventing Laboratory Fires Video(run time: 53 minutes)
Laboratory Fire Hazards

Chemical Safety: What you don't know can hurt you! - September 2007

Presentation
Video (run time: 46 minutes)
Chemical Trivia

Exposure Control - Ventilated Hoods, Cabinets, & More - February 2007

Presentation Slides | Video 9 (for slide 8) | Video 11 (for slide 9)
h3a href="http://mediahub.unl.edu/media/2593" target="_blank">Video (run time: 58 minutes)
Fume Hood Basics Video (run time: 5 minutes) QuickTimeMediaPlayer

Electrical Safety in the Laboratory - September 2006

Video (run time: 45 minutes)

Compressed Gas Cylinders - February 2006

Video (run time: 45 minutes)

* Sponsored by Environmental Health and Safety in collaboration with the Office of Research & Economic Development.