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Issue 368 - 28 March 2013

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Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety
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Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety

Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety (NZ) 2013

Press Release: January 2013

Pro-Visual Publishing is pleased to announce its inaugural release of the 2013 Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety (NZ). In conjunction with Science Industry Australia (SIA) and the Australasian Laboratory Managers Association (ALMA), Pro-Visual now delivers this guide, free of charge, to various laboratory managers across New Zealand. With valuable information, advice and procedures on all things laboratory safety, this guide is an imperative tool to any laboratory workspace, issuing practical steps for use in day-to-day operations.

This new edition focuses predominantly on safety guidelines and requirements for dealing with hazardous substances and chemicals. From identification, classification and labelling, to the completion of the laboratory’s Safety Data Sheets, this guide offers managers and laboratory technicians with the necessary procedures.

Other features of this guide include recommended storage and disposal of waste and various chemicals, whether they are flammable, toxic, corrosive, liquids or solids. Further topics highlight the correct implementation of sterilisation procedures and Protective Personal Equipment. All encouraging advice provided in this guide aims to promote and maintain a safe working environment and reduce the potential of injury caused by hazardous substances, for workers and managers alike.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety (NZ). Their support has made it possible for the guide to be distributed free of charge”, said John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.


Recipients of the guide are also provided with the opportunity to enter a competition in where the best entry wins $5,000(AU)! (See terms and conditions) Additional copies are available upon request.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource charts. Each chart is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s charts are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the chart, please call (02) 8272 2611, email or visit

For media enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing, (02) 8272 2611 or

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