U.S. labs urged to develop stronger ‘culture of safety’

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A major new report on safety in academic chemical research is calling on U.S. universities to adopt a ‘culture of safety’ actively supported at all levels, from university presidents and chancellors to student researchers.

The report, issued by the US National Research Council (NRC) in response to recent serious accidents in some university research laboratories indicates that previous approaches to reduce laboratory accidents, which usually involve introducing new regulations, have not been successful enough.

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