Is Ergonomics Important in Lab Design?

By Albert Cappello |   Apr 25, 2017 7:47:03 AM

Designing and building a lab can be challenging enough, but factor in the added time and cost of incorporating ergonomics, and it can seem like overkill.

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Vinyl vs Fabric For Lab Chairs - Which Is best?

By Albert Cappello |   Mar 20, 2017 1:08:39 PM

I often get asked whether it is better to get fabric or vinyl chairs for workers in a lab.  The short answer is…it depends! It depends on what you are doing in your lab, whether you are using liquids or chemicals, if you have clean room or ESD requirements and how often the worker gets in and out of the chair.

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Why Is Buying A UL Listed Lab Workbench Important?

By Albert Cappello |   Mar 1, 2017 12:03:56 PM

 

Here is a scenario for you:

Your lab employee comes to you in pain and tells you he burned his hand. Something happened when he plugged in a piece of lab equipment and the electrical plug just exploded. Clearly, he has a bad burn, so you send him to the doctor to have it looked at, as per your safety plan.

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Ducted Fume Hoods vs Ductless Fume Hoods?

By Albert Cappello |   Dec 1, 2016 2:22:26 PM

You don’t want to be known as the person that tried to save a few bucks and put your employees or students in harm’s way by making a bad laboratory design and purchasing decision.

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Are Ductless Fume Hoods Right For My Laboratory?

By Albert Cappello |   Sep 20, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Chemical fume hoods may be the most important piece of safety equipment that you purchase for your laboratory. They are designed to provide personnel protection from toxic or volatile chemicals by continuously delivering airflow away from your technician to the work area.

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Modern Lab Design Using Modular Laboratory Furniture

By Albert Cappello |   Jun 15, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Being tasked with running a laboratory comes with many challenges. At some point, every lab manager will be forced to deal with one or more of the following concerns.

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Go Beyond Price When Purchasing Laboratory Furniture

By Albert Cappello |   May 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Is buying cheap imported laboratory furniture always a good investment?

If you only look at the price on your quote, then the answer is probably no.

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Why It's Important To Use UL Listed Products

By Albert Cappello |   Mar 9, 2016 11:28:01 AM

You are woken up in the middle of the night with a 911 text message.  The laboratory that you manage has had a devastating accident.  Some type of explosion.  The details are sketchy, but there are injuries, the lab and a large section of the facility that you work in are damaged, and there are lots of questions.

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