Your safety, the continued integrity of evidence, and the validity of research results all depend on proper containment equipment and safety procedures.
Air Science specializes in a variety of laboratory products, including ductless fume hoods, laminar flow and biosafety cabinets, air filtration products, and replacement carbon filters. Our products, manufactured in the USA under exacting quality and performance standards, are designed to protect you, your work, and the environment from a variety of dusts, particulates, fumes, mists, vapors, or gases.
Guarding against particulates and other contaminants is a crucial measure to help ensure the accuracy of your work across a variety of scientific research disciplines. The continued integrity of evidence is also dependent on the proper handling, drying, and storage of biological materials.
Continued safety of personnel and research, evidence, and other products and materials is further managed by the following:
- Routine evaluation of chemical handlings to ensure the correct filters are being used
- Regular equipment maintenance, including routine filter changes
- Safety and equipment training
- Proper protective clothing
- Compliance with current safety standards and other laboratory and safety protocols
Ductless fume containment hoods should be used in forensic and crime labs during the testing of unknown powders to protect technicians against possible exposure to synthetic opioids like fentanyl or carfentanil.
Other personnel who benefit from the use of containment hoods include first responders during the collection of suspicious powders, mail handlers, and employees of Forensic Crime Labs or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s National Forensic Laboratory.
Many laboratories use flammable chemicals that can cause small, bench-top fires if proper safety procedures are not followed. Learn more about the fire safety capabilities of Air Science ductless fume hoods by visiting our Fume Hood Fire Safety page.
Proper storage of laboratory chemicals is crucial for worker safety. It also helps safeguard your laboratory results. Explore our Guidelines for Chemical Storage to learn more about ensuring the safety of your laboratory environment.
Maintaining compliance is another way to protect yourself, your personnel, and your work in the laboratory setting.
Learn more about how Air Science products maintain compliance by exploring our white papers.