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Lab Safety. Ms. Raihan. Always Wear Safety Goggles in the Lab!!!. Eyeglasses and sunglasses are not adequate substitutes. Chemical Burn of the Eye. A chemical burn of the eye can be prevented by WEARING GOGGLES. Long hair MUST be tied back!. No Backpacks or Purses at Lab Tables.

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Lab safety

Lab Safety

Ms. Raihan


Always wear safety goggles in the lab
Always Wear Safety Goggles in the Lab!!!

Eyeglasses and sunglasses are not adequate substitutes.


Chemical burn of the eye
Chemical Burn of the Eye

A chemical burn of the eye can be prevented by WEARING GOGGLES.


Long hair must be tied back
Long hair MUSTbe tied back!



Know the location of the following
Know the Location of the Following…

  • Eyewash

  • Fire blanket

  • Fire Extinguisher


No horseplay
NOHORSEPLAY!





Never use chemicals from an unlabeled container
Never use chemicals from an unlabeled container


Heating test tubes
Heating Test Tubes

  • NEVER point the mouth of a test tube or Erlenmeyer flask at yourself or another person!

  • ALWAYS direct the mouth away from people!

Correct!

Wrong!


Never heat a closed container
Never Heat a Closed Container

The increasing pressure in the container can cause the contents to spray out the top, or the container shatters, spreading shards of glass



Clean up all spills immediately
Clean up all spills immediately

  • Never return spilled or unused material to the reagent bottle.

  • Solids should be swept up and placed in the waste disposal container for that lab

  • Small liquid spills should be diluted with lots of water and mopped up with a cloth towel.

  • Large spills must be handled by the instructor.


Begin first aid immediately
Begin First Aid Immediately

  • Alert the instructor

  • If chemicals have come in contact with the eyes, begin eyewashingNOW!

  • Remove clothes that have chemical contamination

  • Move everyone away from the area to avoid further contamination



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