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7th safety in the science classroom2007 2008 (1)


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Science safety rules for the beginning of the year.

Science safety rules for the beginning of the year.

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  • 1. SAFETY IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM Student Safety Contract Flinn Scientific's
  • 2. Surviving Returning to Science Class and Learning Tons of Safety Rules
  • 3. General Guidelines
    • 1. Conduct yourself in a responsible manner at all times .
  • 4. General Guidelines
    • Follow all written and verbal instructions carefully. If you do not understand a direction or part of a procedure, ask the instructor before proceeding.
  • 5.  
  • 6. General Guidelines
    • 3. When first entering a science room, do not touch any equipment, chemicals, or other materials in the laboratory area until you are instructed to do so.
  • 7. General Guidelines
    • 4. Do not eat food, drink beverages, or chew gum in the laboratory.
  • 8. General Guidelines
    • 5. Never do anything in the lab that is not called for in the laboratory procedures or by your instructor.
  • 9. General Guidelines
    • Never fool around in the lab. Horseplay, practical jokes, and pranks are dangerous and prohibited.
  • 10. AVOID HORSEPLAY In a laboratory setting, horseplay, even if good-natured, is absolutely unacceptable. No pushing; no shoving.
  • 11. General Guidelines
    • 7. Observe good housekeeping practices. Work areas should be kept clean and tidy at all times. Bring only your lab instructions, worksheets and materials to the work area.
  • 12. General Guidelines
    • 8. Keep aisles clear. Push your stool or chair under the table when not in use.
  • 13. General Guidelines
    • 9. Know the location and operating procedures of all safety equipment including the first aid kit, fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
  • 14. Fire Blanket Yank the blanket out of the wall holder. Wrap it around the victim to smother the fire.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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. Squeeze the handle to begin operation.
  • 18.
    • Know where the fire alarm is located.
  • 19. General Guidelines
    • 10. Be alert and proceed with caution at all times in the laboratory. Notify the instructor immediately of any unsafe conditions you observe.
  • 20. General Guidelines
    • 11. Labels and equipment instructions must be read carefully before use.
  • 21. General Guidelines
    • 12. Keep hands away from face , eyes, mouth and body while using chemicals. Wash your hands with soap and water after performing all experiments.
  • 22. General Guidelines
    • 13. You will be assigned a laboratory station at which to work. Do not wander around the room, distract other students, or interfere with the labs of others.
  • 23. General Guidelines
    • 14. Students are never permitted in the science storage rooms or preparation areas unless given specific permission by their instructor.
  • 24. General Guidelines
    • 15. Know what to do if there is a fire drill during a laboratory period. Containers must be closed and electrical equipment turned off.
  • 25. General Guidelines
    • 16. Handle all living organisms used in a laboratory activity in a humane manner.
  • 26. General Guidelines
    • 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.
  • 27. Clothing
    • 18. Any time chemicals, heat, or glassware are used, students will wear laboratory goggles. There will be no exceptions to this rule!
  • 28. Personal Protective Equipment Many states require by law that students wear approved safety goggles or safety glasses when in the lab. This is an absolute "MUST"! RIGHT WRONG
  • 29. Clothing
    • 19. Contact lenses should not be worn in the laboratory unless you have permission from your instructor.
  • 30. Clothes
    • 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 .
  • 31. Accidents and Injuries
    • 21. Report any accident (spill, breakage, etc.) or injury (cut, burn, etc.) to the instructor immediately, no matter how trivial it may appear.
  • 32. 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
  • 33. Broken Glass
    • Never handle broken glass with your bare hands. Notify the instructor of the breakage and the instructor will sweep it up and place it in a designated glass disposal container.
    • *No student handles
    • broken glass.
    • WRONG
  • 34. Accidents and Injuries
    • If you or your lab partner are hurt, immediately yell out “Code one, Code one” to get the instructor’s attention.
    • Code one, Code one!
  • 35. Accidents and Injuries
    • 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.
  • 36. 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.
  • 37. Handling Chemicals
    • 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.
  • 38. Handling Chemicals
    • 25. Check the label on chemical bottles twice before removing any of the contents. Take only as much chemical as you need.
  • 39. Handling Chemicals
    • 26. Never return unused chemicals to their original containers.
  • 40. Handling Chemicals
    • 27. Never remove chemicals or other materials from the laboratory area.
  • 41. Handling Glassware and Equipment
    • 28. Handle glassware carefully. Do not set glassware near the edge of the table or where it can be knocked over easily.
  • 42. Handling Glassware and Equipment
    • 29. Never handle broken glass.
  • 43. Handling Glassware and Equipment
    • 30. Examine glassware before each use. Never use chipped or cracked glassware. Never use dirty glassware.
  • 44. Handling Glassware and Equipment
    • 31. Do not immerse hot glassware in cold water; it may shatter.
  • 45. Handling Glassware and Equipment
    • 32. When removing an electrical plug from its socket, grasp the plug, not the electrical cord. Hands must be completely dry before touching an electrical switch, plug or outlet.
  • 46. Handling Glassware and Equipment
    • 33. Report damaged electrical equipment immediately. Look for things such as frayed cords, exposed wires, and loose connections. Do not used damaged equipment.
  • 47. Handling Glassware and Equipment
    • 34. If you do not understand how to use a piece of equipment, ask the instructor for help.
  • 48. Heating Substances
    • 35. Exercise extreme caution when there is an open flame. Take care that hair, clothing and hands are a safe distance from the flame at all times.
  • 49. Heating Substances
    • Do not put any substance into the flame unless specifically instructed to do so. Never reach over an exposed flame.
  • 50. Heating Substances
    • 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.
  • 51.
    • References
    • Clipart: htm
    • Clipart/horseplay: http:// wwitch . unl . edu /
    • Clipart: Bio-Rad Laboratories; wysiwyg://75/
    • Safety contract: Flinn Scientific; www. flinnsci .com
    • Safety images: http:// wwitch . unl . edu /safety/hslab8.html
    • Alien Song and image: http://www. navone .org/HTML/Index. htm
    • Monsters, Inc. Trailer: