Lab Safety Rules Chemistry
Why is Lab Safety important? • The main reason is to …. • Keep everyone who is working in the lab safe.
General Rules • No food, chewing gum, or drinks are allowed in a lab. • Lab glassware should not be used as containers for food or drinks. • Only work on experiments when teacher is present in the lab. • Do not conduct unauthorized experiments.
General Rules • Always be prepared for an experiment by reading all directions and procedures before beginning. • Keep area clean and clear of clutter. • Keep walkways clear of obstacles. • When working with chemicals always work in a well-ventilated area or with a fume hood.
General Rules • Always read chemical labels before using them. Double-check them to make sure they are the correct ones. • Never return used chemicals to the original container. • Always dispose of chemicals properly. Your teacher will provide you with the way chemicals will be disposed of. • Never eat the chemicals used in the lab.
General Rules • Never leave an open flame unattended. • Be careful when working or handling hot glass; do not place hot glass in cold water or vice versa. Allow the glass to cool or get to room temperature. Handel hot or cold glass with tongs. • Do not point the open end of a heated test tube at yourself or anyone else.
Clothing • Always wear safety goggles and safety aprons when working with chemicals. • Always wear long hair in a ponytail. • Do not wear shorts/capris when working with chemicals or in a lab. • Do not wear open toed shoes in a lab. • Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry in a lab.
Safety Equipment • Always know where the safety equipment is kept. • Know how to properly use safety equipment. • When an accident or spill occurs notify the teacher immediately • If a glass equipment is broken dispose of it in the Broken Glass Container. Do not handle broken glass with bare hands notify your teacher.
Safety Equipment • Always examine glassware before using, check for cracks. • Do not handle electrical equipment near water. • If you get chemicals in your eyes immediately go to the eyewash and was eyes out for designated amount of time. • If you get chemicals on your skin rinse off chemicals in sink or shower for designated amount of time • Always notify the teacher if this occurs.
Students are not allowed in the chemical storage area without permission.