Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned at UC Berkeley

Lessons Learned at Other Institutions

Severe Finger Injury from Wedding Ring - July 2013

 

 UC Industrial Hygiene & Safety Committee
    (Hosted by UC Davis)

Lab Fire Caused By Hotplate Heating Oil Bath That Injured Researcher - March 2013

 

 UC Irvine
Glass Reactor Over-pressurization Causes Serious Injury to Grad Student Researcher - October 2011

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

Ethanol Fire Burns Researcher - July 2011

 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 

 

Accidental Mixing of Bleach and Acid - October 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory
    LANL Investigation of a Laser Eye
    Injury Report (download PDF—2.3MB)

Ladder Fall Results in $19,125 Fine and Serious Injury - August 2009

 

 
Oleylamine Chemical Burn - December 2008
 
Exposure to Poisonous Chemicals Due to Improper Storage and Unsafe Work Practices - June 2008

 

 

Exposure to Bromine During a Laboratory Refrigerator Clean-up - June 2008


 

Improperly Vented Experiment Causes Explosion and Burns - June 2008

 

 

Discovery of an Old Container of Potentially Explosive Chemical - June 2008

 

 

Explosion of Concentrated Hydrofluoric Acid Waste Solution - June 2008

 

 

Exploding Cylinder in Garbage - July 2007

 

 

Missing Guard on Incubator Fan Injures Post Doc - July 2007

 

 

Researcher Smells Toxic Fluorine Gas When Changing Out Gas Cylinder - April 2007

 

 

Employee's Toes Crushed by Falling Compressed Gas Cylinder - March 2007

 

 

Forklift Rollover - December 2006

 

 

Peroxide Explosion Injures Campus Researcher - November 2006

 

 

Fire Hazard with Immersion Water Heaters - September 2005

 

 

Needlestick from Regular Trash - July 2005

 

 

Injury Caused by High Voltage Capacitor Discharge - May 2005

 

 

Improper Labeling Causes Injury from Acid Spray - September 2004

 

 

Employee Receives Electrical Shock - March 2004

 

 

Laser Safety in Research Laboratories - July 2003

 

 

Bolt and Brace Your Shop Equipment - October 2002

 

 

Improper Hazardous Material Disposal - September 2002

 

 

Paper Cutter Guards - November 2000