After recent incidents at UCLA and Texas Tech University, academic institutions are looking to improve lab safety. Officials are focusing on the issues of safety education, near-miss reporting and safety culture.
“If people understand the ‘why’ behind things, they’re more likely to do what they need to do” says Robert H. Hill of the American Chemical Society.
A report from the National Research Council states that major groups and leaders at universities need to be involved in lab safety and creating a safety culture.
The American Chemical Society is working on safety education guidelines, looking into a centralized reporting system…
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Pandemics and wide-ranging outbreaks claim millions of lives, economic meltdowns, affect public health, and disrupt societies. It is not enough to wait for the pandemic to start spreading before taking precautions against large scale outbreaks. It would help if you got prepared by creating a foundation against the spread.
Effective preparedness of pandemic supplies and complemented efforts will strengthen systems and prevent further spread. In this article, you will learn the key measures to put in place before and during a pandemic.
First of all, don’t panic. The sound of the word pandemic may be scary, but it doesn’t mean…