Lab Safety Rules http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuwQXc_CMeM&feature=player_detailpage
Dress Code • Wear safety glasses when handling hazardous chemicals or equipment. Avoid wearing contacts when chemicals are in use. • Wear appropriate clothing for the lab. An apron or lab coat may be necessary. • Wear closed toed shoes. • Tie back hair and clothing to avoid contact with chemicals and fire during lab.
General Safety Rules • No horse play in lab. • Be prepared for the lab. Read or complete the pre-lab before experimentation. • Carefully follow the experimental procedure. Do not deviate. • Use equipment only for its intended purpose in the lab. • Be careful not to spill or break anything. Report spills or breakages immediately to the teacher. • Never eat or drink in the lab. • Know the location and proper use of all safety equipment. • Keep the lab area uncluttered.
First Aid • Report all accidents and injuries to the teacher immediately. • Be aware of the location of the first aid kit and nurses office. • Know the location of the phone and important emergency numbers.
Heating and Fire Safety • Wear safety glasses when heating any liquid. • Maintain a clean work area. • Point test tubes and other containers away from you while heating. • Never heat a liquid in a closed container. • Check containers for heat before picking them up. Use heat gloves when picking up hot containers.
Safe Chemical Use • Never mix chemicals for the fun of it. • Never touch, taste, or smell a chemical unless you are sure it is harmless. • Dispose of chemicals properly. • Use proper procedure for handling acids and bases.
Glassware Use • Dispose of broken glass in designated containers. • Never heat glass unless it is Pyrex or another approved type of glass. • Always clean glassware before and after use.
Using Sharp Instruments • Always handle anything sharp with care. • Never cut material toward you. • Report cuts immediately.
Handling Living Organisms • No investigations involving pain, discomfort, or harm to any animal will be performed. • Treat all living things with care and respect. • Ask permission before touching or handling any animal. • Receive training on how to properly handle specific animals before handling. • Always put away animals properly. • Wash your hands after handling animals. • Report any accidents involving animals immediately.
End of Investigation Rules • Upon completion, clean up your lab area and equipment and put it away. • Wash your hands after the experiment.
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