Brown University Environmental Health and Safety

Chemical Hygiene and Laboratory Safety

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Open the links to the right (below here) for essential guidelines to making your laboratory safer while using heating elements.


General Precautions

This section discusses provisions that should be taken when any type of heating element is used. (


Equipment-Specific Precautions

This section details provisions specific to equipment that should be taken in addition to the general precautions referenced in the section above.



Lessons Learned

This section describes incidents that have occurred where individuals have not taken the proper precautions before beginning work with heating elements.




Policy Statement

Be sure to include special safe use of heating element procedures into Section 3 of the Chemical Hygiene Plan for your laboratory.


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