CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
Bulletin 114 - Summer 2002
In this edition are notes on the supply of cheap but poor quality chemicals, poor quality Bunsen burners, relocating chemicals during and after a refurbishment, a useful technician tip on a way of temporarily holding open a lab door when moving equipment, a, then, new gene transfer kit from Bio-Rad and reports of accidents involving: igniting hydrogen/air mixtures, inadvertently shutting off the gas supply to a prep room, an exploding heat-proof mat and an electric shock from an old low voltage electric motor.