Recent Articles

November 11, 2016 4:54 pm
Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
Aaron is a bright, talented member of your staff. He is very careful with even the smallest of details and sets himself very high standards for everything he does. But Aaron often sabotages himself by spending too much time on details—even unimportant details—so he misses deadlines. Aaron is a perfectionist.
November 11, 2016 4:46 pm
Ann Marie Dinkel, RLATG
LAS is embroiled in a period of rapid change. In the past few years, facilities have consolidated, merged, down-sized, relocated, and shifted focus. Change is a fact of life, especially work life.
November 11, 2016 4:39 pm
Cheryl Pater, BS, RVT, RLATG, CMAR
As of June 1, 2015, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires pictograms on all labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. These pictograms consist of a black symbol on a white background framed with a red border and do not always look like the hazard expected.
November 11, 2016 4:18 pm
George L. Kemper
The norm today with research-based projects is to “fast-track” implementation. This means that a project team is given a vague scope of direction, a fixed budget, and a scheduled occupancy date. Yet there is a risk with this approach.
November 11, 2016 3:59 pm
Charles Donnelly, Carrie LeDuc, and Julie Morrison
That world is changing. Mobile and wearable devices with push notification, radio frequency ID (RFID), near-field communications (NFC), SMS messaging, voice recognition, virtual reality, robotics, and live video streaming are changing how we interact with the physical world.
November 11, 2016 3:51 pm
Dan Diehl
It’s no secret that vivariums are “energy hogs” and that the largest source of energy consumption and carbon emissions is the use of outside air to provide high air change rates for dilution ventilation. They also have the most stringent and demanding Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) needs.
November 11, 2016 3:32 pm
Sara Capdevila and Helen Kelly
We would like to persuade you that reducing the number of female and male mice in individual housing—and wherever possible shortening the time in solitary—is in your best interests.
October 26, 2016 4:23 pm
Erik Sanders
Those who have found themselves involved in the process of building a zebrafish facility can attest to just how different the process and final results can be when compared to a traditional laboratory animal vivarium. What follows are three important differences, and some explanation as to why these discrepancies exist.
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