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HURDLES AND SOLUTIONS QUESTIONS FOR LABORATORIES

How do we know if freezers contain unwanted or obsolete samples? Have researchers and lab personnel  register their samples, complete with a use-by date . All samples that are not recorded in the register should be discarded by lab personnel after a certain time, which is made known to all relevant parties.

Which fume cupboards can be shut off without jeopardising safety?  All empty cupboards without chemicals or spills should be shut off.  Even cupboards with a permanent experimental setup for student exercises can be shut off, provided they do not contain chemicals or evaporative fluids/materials, and if accepted by the Health and Safety Department.

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