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Lab safety safety equipment and lab tools

Lab Safety, Safety Equipment and Lab Tools

8th Grade Science

Why is lab safety important
Why is Lab Safety Important?

  • Science is a hands-on laboratory class. You will be doing many activities that require the use of hazardous materials and equipment. To be safe, you must follow safety rules at all times.

  • Safety in the science classroom is the #1 priority for students, teachers, and parents.

Safety symbols
Safety Symbols

  • Safety symbols are non-linguistic representations of safety rules or warnings.

Safety equipment fire blanket
Safety Equipment:Fire Blanket

  • The fire blanket is used to cover a person or an object that is on fire.

  • Know the location of the fire blanket in your room.

First aid kit
First Aid Kit

  • The first aid kit contains various items to help with an emergency.

  • Please pay attention to where these items are located in the room.

Eye wash station
Eye Wash Station

  • If chemicals or other substances should get into your eyes, flush them for at least 15 minutes.

  • Know the location of the eye wash station in your class.


  • If a person is on fire or has chemicals spilled on much of their body, then a shower might be necessary.

  • Know its location in your room.

  • PASS: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep

Fire extinguisher
Fire Extinguisher

  • Fire extinguishers are used to put out fires.

  • Know the location of the fire extinguisher in your classroom.

What will happen if i horseplay in lab
What Will Happen If I Horseplay in Lab?

  • Horseplay endangers you as well as others.

  • If you choose not to comply with Safety rules and the Safety Contract that you sign, you will be removed from the lab activity and will receive a “zero” for the lab. If the issue is serious, disciplinary

  • Action may be taken. Your parents will be informed.