Improper use and lack of maintenance of laboratory equipment can causeaccidents in laboratories. Adhering to manufacturers operating andmaintenance instructions will help to prevent breakdowns and injuries.
Unguarded moving parts of machines/equipment and the sudden or uncontrolled release of their power systems can result in serious injuries. Personnel working with machines must be aware of the risks involved and follow safe work practices.
Cryogenics is the science of ultra low temperatures.Low temperatures are achieved by the liquefaction of gases.Liquid nitrogen and liquid helium are used widely in research laboratories. Improper handling of cryogens can result in serious injuries.
Wide range of chemicals are used in research laboratories of the Institute, each with its own inherent hazards. An understanding of the potential hazards and precautions required in handling of chemicals is of outmost importance in preventing exposure to chemicals and mishaps.