For the purpose of reducing inconvenience which may result from misplacement, it is recommended that you have a label of the arrangement of all materials in the store.
All hazardous chemicals should be put in a cupboard which should always be locked except in times of need and a large label should be put on the door, indicating the dangers of contaminating those chemicals.
In all procedures of laboratory management the maximum good housekeeping is paramount. Good house keeping involves cleanliness, tidiness and all things in their correct places at the start and finish of each day.
Proper labeling is essential. Pay attention to the labeling of bottles, jars and other containers which are used for chemicals and biological materials. Unlabeled chemicals are very dangerous and should be avoided at all cost.
STORAGE OF CHEMICALS IN THE PREPARATION/STORE ROOM
Containers should be located alphabetically and stored by using their proper names, example ‘NaCl’ and not ‘salt’.
Have a small amount of prepared reagent ready for use in the classroom. Close to the storage area, there should be a wall chart which contains information on safety procedure and hazards.