Fume Hood Safety: Steps to Take In The Event Of An Accident

By Albert Cappello |   May 29, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The importance of the fume hood in the laboratory environment cannot be underestimated. Neither can following fume hood safety guidelines when it comes to protecting employees who work with toxic or volatile chemicals and compounds.

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Basic Fume Hood Design for Lab Safety

By Albert Cappello |   May 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Fume hood safety should be one of the top considerations when looking for a new fume hood for your lab. Some techniques for ensuring fume hood safety in a lab are obvious, but some are less obvious, especially when the lab designer is not familiar with fume hood design and protocols.

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Selecting The Right Material For Your Lab Casework 

By Albert Cappello |   Jan 30, 2018 6:39:51 PM

Gone are the days where labs were built with wood casework and black epoxy resin countertops. Advancements in materials, equipment and processes have made it more important than ever for businesses to purchase the right lab casework among the options available today.

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Top 6 Things To Look For In Industrial Lab Furniture

By Albert Cappello |   Jan 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether you are building a new laboratory or retrofitting an existing one, the investment in industrial lab furniture is usually significant, so it has to last long term.  

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6 Things to Look For When Evaluating Lab Casework Manufacturers

By Albert Cappello |   Nov 27, 2017 3:36:56 PM

Your company is looking to build a new lab, so you go to the internet to look for a manufacturer to provide your lab casework. When you start your search, you see that there are quite a few lab casework manufacturers to choose from. So, how do you decide which one to use?

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Top 6 Benefits of Stainless Steel Cabinets

By Albert Cappello |   Oct 30, 2017 4:54:54 PM

Not all laboratories are alike.  Some have basic requirements. Some have Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) requirements. Some have clean room requirements.

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Can Poor Ergonomics Open The Door To A Union Takeover? Ask Elon Musk

By Albert Cappello |   Sep 28, 2017 12:13:58 PM

Creating a safe working environment for workers is the right thing to do, of course. But there’s a lot more to it than that: It ultimately cuts down on costs, improves ROI and—if Tesla is any example—may make it less likely that your workers will try to unionize. That may sound like a leap, but bear with me.

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Top 5 Materials To Consider For Your Lab Countertops

By Albert Cappello |   Jun 7, 2017 12:29:42 PM

You have been tasked with designing your company’s new lab, but you haven’t kept up on new trends in laboratory furniture. You know what your basic needs will be, but the one thing you are uncertain about is what lab countertops to use. 

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How Should I Decide Which Top to Use for My Lab Workbench?

By Albert Cappello |   May 30, 2017 4:18:10 PM

As a manufacturer of lab workbenches for over 20 years, one of the most challenging decisions businesses face when creating a new lab is which worksurface top to use. It is also one of the most important decisions, because you want your investment to last as long as possible.  And, let’s face it, the top takes most of the beating!

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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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