Last Revised: April 23, 2018
Laboratory health and safety risks arise from both the chemical and physical hazards of your work and the work being done by others in the lab.
The following list of Physical Hazards in the laboratory is included in Prudent Practices 4 Evaluating Hazards and Assessing Risks in the Laboratory." National Research Council. 2011.
Click on the topics to link to related content on the EHRS website. Contact EHRS if you would like more information about any of the hazards below.
UV, Visible, and Near-Infrared Radiation
Radio frequency and Microwave Hazards
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Ergonomic Hazards in the Laboratory
Heating Reactions (EHRS Fact Sheet, hazard not included on Prudent Practices' list of Physical Hazards)