Lab safety is a critical concern across every industry that deals with hazardous substances, lab tests, R&D, and other core components of the product development and manufacturing process. In fields such as manufacturing, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals — where chemicals, lab equipment, and testing machinery are an integral part of day-to-day work — a steady focus on safety is critical for numerous reasons:
- The health and well-being of lab personnel and facility employees, including yourself
- Protection and integrity for tests, procedures and equipment
- The reputation and credibility of the facility
In the next sections, we will explore the importance of lab safety in each of these areas in further detail.