Lab Safety Videos

The following repository of informational videos provided by the Environmental Health and Safety Department is intended to give students a resource for finding quick, accessible information on laboratory safety. Take time to peruse the collection of videos found below and feel free to email Corey Smith with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

General Lab Safety

Fire Extinguisher Safety

How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher
Fire Safety in the Lab

General Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety in the Laboratory

Lock Out Tag Out

Videos coming soon!

Safety Shower & Eyewash

“I Wish I Wore My Safety Glasses”

Slips and Falls

Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety Video

Lifting Heavy Weight

Safe Lifting – The Fundamentals of Ergonomics

General Good Lab Practices and Behaviors

UC Davis Provost Lab Safety
Chemistry Lab Safety
Lab Safety by BioNetwork

General Lab Safety

Experimenting with Danger

Common Lab Equipment

Fume Hoods

Fume Hood Safety
Laboratory Fume Hoods

Gas Cylinders

Videos coming soon!

Cryogen Dispensing

Filling a Hand Dewar with Liquid Nitrogen


Centrifugation Hazards

Percolate Hoods

Videos coming soon!

Biosafety Hoods

Biological Safety Cabinet
Esco Biological Safety Cabinets Decontamination Procedure
Biosafety Cabinets


Videos coming soon!

Liquid Nitrogen Large Dewards

Filling and Maintenance of Liquid Nitrogen Tanks

Hot Surfaces and Ovens

Hot Plates and Ovens


Fire Safety in the Lab


Safely Handling Sharps

Glassware Cleaning

Cleaning Laboratory Glassware
Glassware Washing Hazards

Unattended Processes

Do Not Allow Experiments to Run Unattended

Spill Clean Up

Liquid Chemicals

Videos coming soon!

Mercury Spill

Cleaning Up a Small Mercury Spill

Radioactive Materials

Cleaning Up a Spill (Radioactive Materials)

Bloodborne Pathogens

Cleaning Up a Spill (Bloodborne Pathogens)

Chemical Safety

Pyrophoric Material Handling

Handling Pyrophoric Materials