Special show 2016: Occupational safety / health and safety in the workplace
Occupational safety and health and safety in the workplace are everyone's concern! For the first time ever, this popular special show occupied its own space in Hall B2 at the 2016 fair. More than 1,800 visitors went there to gather information about how quickly hazardous situations and accidents can happen in laboratories and how to protect their colleagues and employees.
Effective prevention and useful measures
Visitors who attended the special show on “Occupational Safety/Health and Safety in the Workplace” experienced explosive demonstrations and received valuable tips from safety professionals. The experimental presentations made by asecos as well as the lectures on ready-to-use reagents and on the topic of “REACh” from Bernd Kraft proved to be very popular.
In addition, the presentations on “Assessing Hazards in Chemical Laboratories” by Dr. Rahlph Hebisch (BAuA) and on “Different Types of Laboratory Fume Hoods” by Markus Wick from WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen met with a great deal of audience interest.
The topics at analytica 2016 at a glance:
- Fires and explosions
- Handling hazardous materials safely
- Avoiding health hazards
Live experimental lecture from asecos: Demonstration of dangers and preventative measures when dealing with hazardous materials.
The experimental lecture by asecos GmbH examined the risks when dealing with hazardous materials in industrial surroundings, workshops and laboratories. The live show explained how to recognize hazards in advance and avoid undesired reactions by handling materials properly. Protective and preventative measures, labeling hazardous materials and legal guidelines were also discussed.
Ready-to-use reagents are a popular safety measure
How can companies avoid putting employees in danger in daily laboratory operations, and what measures are needed to ensure the health and safety of employees in the laboratory? These questions were answered in a presentation by Dr. Jochen Kraft, Managing Director of Bernd Kraft, a company that specializes in laboratory chemicals, which explained how to evaluate hazards using simple hazardous-materials guidelines and appropriate protective equipment.