Lab coats. Protective eyewear. Bunsen burners. For some, these symbols evoke memories of high school science labs, while for others, they are indispensable daily tools. In the realm of laboratory research, chemists and lab technicians find themselves immersed in hazardous chemicals and potentially dangerous elements on a regular basis. Occasionally, safety protocols may be overlooked, exacerbating the risks they encounter. This brief overview explores the typical hazards researchers confront and outlines standard approaches to mitigate these risks and enhance overall safety.
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