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Laboratory Seismic Restraints

Implement seismic restraints to help prevent injuries and damage during earthquakes.

These images show some of the ways UC San Diego labs are managing seismic hazards.

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Equipment on casters. Equipment on casters.
Biological safety cabinet bolted to the floor with a metal brace Biological safety cabinet bolted to the floor with a metal brace.
Compressed gas cylinders double-chained to wall. Compressed gas cylinders double-chained to wall.
Freezer tethered to wall-anchoring system. Freezer tethered to wall-anchoring system.
ds-incubator.jpg Double-stacked incubator restrained properly. 
Wall-anchoring system using Unistrut® with flexible tethers. Wall-anchoring system using Unistrut® with flexible tethers.
elf lips restrain hazardous materials containers. Shelf lips restrain hazardous materials containers.
Seismic netting holds small, light-weight items. Seismic netting holds small, light-weight items.
Questions? Contact an EH&S Research Assistance Program specialist.

Images:University of California, San Diego | Environment, Health & Safety