Providing a safe lab environment helps to minimize risks with injury and illnesses among laboratory workers. Providing the necessary training and information will better support and equip the workers within the environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers guidelines in Laboratory Standards to ensure accountability and education is maintained throughout industrial, governmental, and academic labs. Training programs can be performed by the Office of Environment, Health, and Safety to ensure the handling of chemicals and their disposal are along safe lab practices. The following list of lab safety slogans are focused on raising awareness of standards within a lab environment. These have been used by other existing establishments and are intended to encourage the creation of your own lab safety slogan.
Accident prevention, your No. 1 prevention.
Be aware, take care.
Be hand in glove with safety.
Check your shoes and don’t let your day slip away.
Don’t work alone, watch for others.
Handle all chemicals safely.
If you are aware of it, take care of it.
Keep a grip on life and protect your hands.
Lab safety, it’s not accident.
Life did not begin by accident. Don’t end it as one.
Never forget about safety.
One rung to high and you could die.
Personal protective equipment is self defense.
Practice safe science, use protection.
Protect your hands, use your head.
Protect your thoughts and wear a hard hat.
Put your money into safety, it’s a blue chip investment.
Safety is a state of mind. Accidents are an absence of mind.
Safety is for life.
Safety is free, use it generously.
Safety the measure of success.
Save tomorrow, think safety today.
Speak up for safety.
Stop unsafe acts now.
Stop! Think! Then Act!
Success i no accident.
Think positive, an accident is only an attitude away.
Think safety and act safety.
Those who work the safest way, live to work another day.
Using safety gloves is all in your hands.
Wear safety shoes and keep a good footing on life.
Wipe up and avoid a slip up.
With safety glasses tight, you’ll surely keep your sight.
Working without safety is a dead end job.
You only have two eyes, protect your vision. Wear eye protection.
Zero compromise towards safety.
Since 1913, there have been an estimated 23,000 deaths among 38 million workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the 1960’s alone, there was a 20% increase in workplace injuries. Since 1995, worker injuries and illnesses have decreased by half, an estimation of 3 million workers. The following infographic looks at the facts and trends of occupational injuries before and after the establishment of OSHA.