9. Know the location and operating procedures of all safety equipment including the first aid kit, fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
Fire Blanket Yank the blanket out of the wall holder. Wrap it around the victim to smother the fire.
Fire Extinguisher USAGE : Locate the "KEY" (the round object) Twist the "KEY" to break the stiff Nylon retaining cord then pull the "KEY" out . Do not merely attempt to pull the key straight out, unless you are very strong.
Raise the nozzle in order to direct the stream of carbon dioxide The CO2 will cool the fire, and restrict oxygen . The fire, lacking oxygen, should go out.
17. When using knives and other sharp instruments, always carry with the tips and points pointing down and away. Always carry away from your body. Never try to catch falling sharp instruments. Grasp sharp instruments only by the handles.
20. Dress properly during a laboratory activity. Long hair, dangling jewelry, and loose or baggy clothing are a hazard in the laboratory. Long hair must be tied back and dangling jewelry and loose or baggy clothing secured .
21. Report any accident (spill, breakage, etc.) or injury (cut, burn, etc.) to the instructor immediately, no matter how trivial it may appear.
First Aid Kit These items may be used temporarily for small injuries (say, a cut finger). Go to the school nurse immediately afterward. Do not wait until the end of the day. However, if blood is in evidence-- STAY AWAY ! Let the victim apply his/her own bandage. If blood is on the floor or lab bench, let trained personnel do the clean-up. WRONG
23. If a chemical should splash in your eye(s) or on your skin, immediately flush with running water from the eyewash station for at least 20 minutes. Notify the instructor immediately.
Eyewash Fountain If you get something from the lab in your eye— GET IT OUT IMMEDIATELY! Run some water through the eyewash fountain before you use it. Retract your eyelid (hold it open); Don’t squint—this restricts water access. Run fresh water over your eye for several minutes. Go to the school nurse immediately afterward.
24. All chemicals in the laboratory are to be considered dangerous. Do not touch, taste, or smell any chemicals unless specifically instructed to do so. The proper technique for smelling chemical fumes will be demonstrated to you.
36. Never leave a flame unattended. Never leave anything that is being heated or is visibly reacting unattended. Always turn the burner or hot plate off when not in use. Always extinguish a flame when not in use.