Tips for Using Laboratory Hoods and Safety Cabinets


  • Remove false fronts and supplies from under the work area.
  • Use anti-fatigue floor mats if standing for long periods.
  • Adjust your chair height and sit back in the seat using the backrest.
  • Use footrests and foot rings for leg support.
  • Avoid resting your forearms on hard edges.
  • Pad forearms, elbows or hard edges (Avoid interference with air flow).
  • Position work supplies as close as possible.
  • Place equipment on approved turntables for easy retrieval.
  • Use diffused lighting to limit glare.
  • Take short breaks to stretch muscles and relieve forearm and wrist pressure.