Lab Safety Equipment: Splash Guards, Desktop Shields & More

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential commodity in laboratory environments. Safety features offer a measure of defense for workers from exposure to bioburden, germs, and other – potentially hazardous – contaminants, while also preserving the integrity of experiments. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, lab safety equipment has come under the public spotlight, and a greater range of markets have found cause to utilize PPE in order to continue operating.
At Glas-Col, our mission is to provide the necessary tools for scientists to work efficiently and safely. Part of our core product offering is a suite of lab safety equipment designed specifically to control and inhibit cross-contamination and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness in both laboratory and office settings.
In this article, we will explore some of the specific lab safety equipment in our product catalog. Those highlighted here are primarily focussed on contamination control, but we also offer a comprehensive range of lab safety equipment focussed around heat and vapor.
Desktop Shields
Vertical desktop shields comprised mainly of transparent acrylic are widely used in office environments as ‘sneeze-guards’. We offer a choice of free-standing protective shields based on this same objective. With an anodized aluminum frame, our lab safety shielding products can be moved and adjusted as and when required, presenting an effective barrier on a benchtop in lab settings, or on a desk in an office.
We offer two main products under this line of lab safety equipment, a 36” and a 48” option. Each one comes with a small opening perfect for document or small item exchange from one side to the other.
Splash Guards
Our lab safety equipment splash guards operate on the same principles as our desktop shields. They are engineered to present a physical barrier to contaminants in working environments, primarily droplets. By integrating several splash guards around your experiment apparatus, you can create an effective, partial enclosure to protect both your personnel and your projects from cross-contamination.
Other Lab Safety Equipment from Glas-Col
As mentioned, we offer a wide range of effective lab safety equipment for a range of experiment parameters and environments. From sample-handling to vapor and air control, we offer the safety solutions that you need. For more information, contact a member of the Glas-Col team today.