White coats, safety goggles, and Bunsen burners evoke memories of high school science labs for some, but for others, they are daily necessities. In the realm of laboratory research, chemists and lab technicians navigate a daily landscape surrounded by hazardous chemicals and potentially dangerous elements. Occasionally, lapses in safety protocols can exacerbate the risks they encounter. This article provides a brief overview of the typical hazards researchers face, along with established methods to address them and enhance overall laboratory safety.

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