Environmental Health and Safety

Centrifuge Safety

Centrifuges can create aerosols and this must be considered with each use. The necessary precautions taken will depend upon what is being used. If hazardous materials such as carcinogens, highly toxic, or infectious agents will be placed in a centrifuge, then precautions must be taken to prevent an exposure of lab personnel to aerosols or liquids.

Types

Hazards

Operating Procedures

Safe Operation

Reference

CDC BioSafety Training Course