Safety

Gas cylinder suspected in dental lab explosion

OSHA Healthcare Connection, January 25, 2011

An explosion in a dental laboratory that injured 12 British workers is a reminder to be vigilant in lab safety, especially in the use and storage of compressed gas.

The explosion that ripped through a Staffordshire dental lab on January 21 caused considerable damage and concern, according to the BBC.

See the OSHA Healthcare Advisor for more details including tips on the safe storage of compressed gas cylinders.

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