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  1. A Mad Scientist’s Lab Safety Presentation Rules and Guidelines

  2. The Big No-No’s • No eating or drinking in the lab. • This means no gum, cough drops, applying chapstick, chewing hair ends, holding a pencil in your mouth, nail-biting, etc. • Never use lab glassware as food or drink containers. • Never taste any substances or draw any material into a tube with your mouth. • Never inhale chemicals. • No Horseplay of any kind • No unauthorized experimentation

  3. Protect Yourself… • Use proper safety protection • Goggles for eyes • Lab apron to protect clothes • Gloves to protect hands (chemical/heat) • Tie hair back…its flammable! • Roll up long sleeves & remove dangling jewelry. • Touch substances only when told to do so • Smell substances using the proper technique (wafting fumes toward you) • Wash hands after handling substances and before leaving the Lab

  4. Lab Procedures • Prepare a clear work environment • No books in the way • Only materials need for lab • Read ALL instructions and wait for permission to start; do not touch materials until instructed • Work quietly and carefully • Observe good housekeeping practices.  Work areas should be kept clean and tidy at all times.  • Clean up all spills Immediately AND inform the teacher

  5. More Lab Procedures • Dispose of broken glassware as instructed by your teacher • Report broken or damaged equipment immediately (DO NOT USE IT) • Clean up work area completely when you are finished • Wash/dry all glassware thoroughly and return as directed by your teacher • Report all accidents to the teacher immediately (no matter how minor)

  6. Protect Yourself… • Know about MSDS forms • Material Safety Data Sheets • Show proper storage and handling of chemicals • Discuss hazards and safety when using chemicals including disposal • NEVER TASTE and always WAFT when checking odors • Use carefully, especially when pouring and measuring

  7. Safety Equipment… What and Where?

  8. Symbols… General Warning Corrosive Biohazard Fire NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) HAZARD LABELS Explosive Poison

  9. When entering the classroom, a student sees the lab setup above. What should the student do next? • Turn on the water faucet • Cut the leaves into small pieces to prepare for the experiment • Organize the lab equipment so everything is ready to begin • Wait for the teacher to give instructions Wait for the teacher to give instructions

  10. To be safe, which of these should not be worn when collecting grass samples from a large field? A. Gloves B. Long pants C. Sunscreen D. Open-toed shoes Open-toed shoes

  11. Which item would be safe to mix with chlorine bleach? A. Sulfuric Acid B. Ammonia C. Vinegar D. Water Water