White lab coats, safety goggles, and the hum of Bunsen burners—these elements may evoke memories of high school science labs for some, but for others, they are part of their daily work attire. In the realm of laboratory research, chemists and lab technicians navigate a landscape filled with hazardous chemicals and potential dangers on a regular basis. Unfortunately, safety lapses can occur, intensifying the risks they encounter. This article offers a concise exploration of the typical hazards researchers face, along with established methods to address and enhance safety in laboratory settings.

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