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  • 1. Science Safety
  • 2. Safety is the Responsibility of EVERYONE!
  • 3. Teacher Responsibilities:
    • To provide safe learning activities (we’re NOT blowing anything up!)
    • To provide appropriate safety equipment
    • To provide verbal and written safety instructions whenever needed
    • To provide safety instruction
  • 4. STUDENT Responsibilities
    • To follow instructions everyday, all day, without exception
    • To read and double check all written safety instructions
    • To ask questions when confused
  • 5. General Safety Information
    • All science classes have potential hazards
    • The more advanced the class, the greater the possibility for safety issues
  • 6. Concerns & Issues for OUR Class
    • General hazard warning
      • When you see this symbol, triple check for safety issues
  • 7. General Safety
    • Always get permission before attempting any lab or activity
    • Read all directions FIRST before doing an activity
  • 8. Goggle Use
    • Wear goggles when using:
      • Chemicals
      • Sharp objects
      • Fire
    • Notify teacher of any chemical spill
    • Know how (& when) to use the eyewash station
  • 9. Fire
    • Fire hazard
      • Use goggles
      • Tie back long hair
      • Tie back loose clothing
      • Know where the fire alarms and exits are located
  • 10. Electrical
    • Electrical Hazard
      • Watch for water
      • Be aware of cords – don’t use if cords are worn
  • 11. Poison
    • Poison Hazard
      • Wear goggles
      • Read label
      • Keep away from mouth
      • Never mix chemicals unless told to do so by the TEACHER
  • 12. Corrosive
    • Corrosive Hazard
      • Wear goggles
      • Read labels
      • Wear apron
      • Keep off skin
  • 13. Animal Safety
    • Handle animals only when teacher directs you to do so
    • Always treat animals carefully and with respect
    • Wash hands thoroughly after handling any animal.
  • 14. Plant Safety
    • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling any part of a plant.
    • Do NOT eat any part of a plant!
  • 15. Safety Contract
    • Each student and a parent or guardian will sign a safety contract.
    • Students without a signed contract on file will not be allowed to participate labs.
  • 16. Safety Contract
    • I will act responsibly at all times in the classroom. I understand that horseplay, jokes, and pranks are not appropriate in a science classroom.
    • I will follow all instructions, written and verbal, about the laboratory procedures given by the teacher.
    • I will not touch any equipment or supplies until instructed to do so by the teacher.
  • 17. Safety Contract
    • I will perform only those activities that have been authorized by the teacher. I will never do anything that is not called for by the procedure. I understand that unauthorized experiments are forbidden .
    • I will keep my work area clean and neat.
  • 18. Safety Contract
    • I will wear my safety goggles whenever we are working with chemicals or heat. I understand that there are no exceptions to this rule .
    • I will immediately notify the teacher of any emergency.
    • I will tie back long hair, baggy clothes, and dangling jewelry while doing a laboratory activity.
  • 19. Safety Contract
    • I know whom to contact for help in case of an emergency.
    • I will not take anything out of the classroom without permission from the teacher.
    • I will never eat, drink, or chew gum in the classroom unless instructed to do so by the teacher. I will not use classroom equipment as containers for food or drink.
    • I will only handle living organisms when authorized to do so by the teacher.
  • 20. Breaking the Contract
    • On a case-by-case basis, breaking the contract may result in:
      • Removal from the lab activity with alternate assignments given
      • School disciplinary procedures
  • 21. References
    • Safety Symbols: