You might have read that title and said: "why would clean room operators want to have a Red Solo Cup in the lab"? Maybe the right question to ask is, how do I reduce solvent exposure for my operators? We get this question a lot from Environmental Health and Safety staff because exposure to these solvents can be a severe issue. I'll get back to the Red Solo Cup soon.
Greg Heiland, Valutek CEO, walks us through the different ways to reduce chemical solvent exposure within your lab environment. As we know Lab Operators can be very creative in the lab to help make their work environment much more comfortable and safe, and it is the role of lab managers and health and safety personnel to make the operators as comfortable and productive as possible. When the managers are pro-active ensuring the Lab Operators are comfortable, this means the Operators will be less creative coming up with their solutions when it comes to their comfort and safety.
Other than using a Red Solo Cup as a make-shift barrier, one of the best ways to reduce Lab Operator solvent exposure is to purchase a pre-saturated wiper with the proper substrate and chemistry that fits your everyday needs.
Here are some of the benefits of using a pre-saturated wiper:
1. Significantly reduces operator exposure to harsh solvents.
2. Even distribution of the solvents into wiper.
3. Completely customizable chemistries.
4. Remove the guess work when the operator has been asked to saturate their wipers.
5. Shows your operators you care about their health and safety.
So your probably wondering what does all this have to do with a "Red Solo Cup"? When you watch the video, you will understand just how inventive lab operators can become when it comes to their health, safety, and comfort.
If you want to learn more about the "5 C's of wiper selection" or "Pre-wetted wiper options; pouch vs. pail" be sure to watch these other videos, we always love helping our customers create the best outcomes possible.