Cut and Puncture Prevention

Cuts and punctures are the most common type of injury that occurs in the labs, shops, and studios on campus. Injuries have occurred to laboratory researchers working with needles, scalpels, razor blades, tools, microtomes, glass pipettes, broken glassware, etc.  This document provides information on how to mitigate risk of injury and what to do if injuries do occur.  Please also see our video on cut and puncture prevention for additional information.