As with any business or scientific concern, commercial, private or public, it is essential that safety is followed in all cases. There are clear and precise guidelines and laws laid down by the government and various safety bodies to try and help such organisations to control any accidental leaks of hazardous material that could bring harm to the wider environment and the people living in it. Here are some of the ways in which they do this.

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  • Protective gear. There has been a lot of focus on the use of PPE during COVID and the need for its use in the safe conduct of laboratories has not abated even if the coverage and focus on the virus has. Chemicals can give off fumes so face and eye protection is an absolute must.

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  • Alarm systems and sensors should be of the utmost quality in the lab. The warming that they give if a scentless leak occurs for example can really save lives.

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