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Science Safety. Guidelines for Safe Lab Experiences. Eye Safety. Wear goggles when working with acids or bases, using an open flame, or performing an activity that could lead to eye injury.

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Science safety

Science Safety

Guidelines for Safe Lab Experiences


Eye safety
Eye Safety

  • Wear goggles when working with acids or bases, using an open flame, or performing an activity that could lead to eye injury.

  • First Aid- Flush chemicals from your eye with water. Notify the teacher at once when something splashes into your eye.


Avoid accidents
Avoid Accidents

  • Accidents can be avoided!

  • Plan ahead.

  • Read all instructions.

  • Listen for instructions.

  • Follow the instructions.

  • Be alert to hazards.

  • Be careful.


Safety equipment
Safety Equipment

  • Know the location of the

    • Fire extinguisher

    • Sink

    • Eye wash

    • Fire Blanket

    • Fire escape route


Neatness
Neatness

  • Clear the work table of books, papers, and notebooks.

  • Tie back long, loose hair.

  • Roll up long sleeves.

  • Remove dangling necklaces, earrings and other jewelry.

  • If necessary wear an apron.


Chemicals
Chemicals

  • Wear protective gloves when working with irritating or corrosive liquids.

  • Never taste a chemical.

  • Never eat or drink in the science room.

  • Add an acid or base to water.

  • Neutralize an acid spill with baking soda before wiping up the spill.

  • Waft fumes, but don’t inhale deeply. Use a fume hood if necessary.


Electricity
Electricity

  • Check for frayed cords and plugs before using the electrical outlet.

  • Keep cords out of the way.

  • Wrap microscope cords around the coarse focus knob and stage.

  • Keep electrical equipment away from water!

  • Never touch a electrical equipment with wet hands.


Glassware
Glassware

  • Check glassware for chips and cracks.

  • Never use chipped or cracked glassware.

  • Use only heat resistant glassware on burners.

  • Alert the teacher if glassware breaks.

  • Never pick up broken glassware with your bare hands.


Sharp pointed objects
Sharp/Pointed Objects

  • Use sharp and pointed objects with care.

  • Alert the teacher in the event of a cut.

  • Wash the cut. Apply pressure if it is bleeding.

  • Students will receive first aid from the nurse.

  • All blood spills must be reported and treated with bleach.


Cleanup
Cleanup

  • Wash hands after using chemicals, soil, or other lab materials.

  • Clean up all lab areas before leaving the room.

  • Follow the teacher’s clean up instructions regarding stowing of equipment.

  • Make sure water and electricity has been shut off.


Safety symbols
Safety Symbols

  • Wear Safety Goggles

  • Wear a Laboratory Apron

  • Flame/Heat


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Safety Symbols

  • Sharp/Pointed Object

  • Dangerous Chemical/Poison

  • Corrosive Substance


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