Ensuring the Safety of Laboratory Weighing Workflows

Many analytical workflows begin with a weighing step, and it is important to follow best practices to maintain the integrity of the sample and protect the user and laboratory environment from potentially hazardous materials. It is vital that balance users are aware of the most common errors associated with weighing powders, and the possible health risks when handling toxic substances.

Laboratory analysts handle a wide range of substances, some of them toxic or otherwise hazardous to human health. It is essential to take appropriate precautions when working with these materials. All laboratory staff should be properly trained and abide by best practices to ensure a safe working environment.

Weighing is one of the most common and critical operations in the laboratory. The simplicity of the process means that it is often overlooked, yet weighing substances can bring users into direct contact with hazardous materials, and be affected by external factors or contamination.

This e-Learning course will help analysts to structure their weighing workflows and eliminate errors. Topics include:

  • Types of safety enclosures
  • Handling toxic substances
  • Safe and error-free weighing
  • Types of risks
  • Types of protection