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Lab safety

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Lab safety

  1. 1. Lab Safety
  2. 2. Always Wear Safety Goggles in the Lab!!! Eyeglasses and sunglasses are not adequate substitutes.
  3. 3. Chemical Burn of the Eye A chemical burn of the eye can be prevented by WEARING GOGGLES.
  4. 4. Long hair MUST be tied back!
  5. 5. No Backpacks or Purses at Lab Tables
  6. 6. Know the Location of the Following…  Eyewash  Fire blanket  Fire Extinguisher
  7. 7. NO HORSEPLAY!
  8. 8. Never Perform Unauthorized Experiments!
  9. 9. No Food or Drink in the Lab!
  10. 10. Never remove chemicals or equipment from the lab
  11. 11. Never use chemicals from an unlabeled container
  12. 12. Heating Test Tubes  NEVER point the mouth of a test tube or Erlenmeyer flask at yourself or another person!  ALWAYS direct the mouth away from people! Wrong! Correct!
  13. 13. Never Heat a Closed Container The increasing pressure in the container can cause the contents to spray out the top, or the container shatters, spreading shards of glass
  14. 14. Keep Flammable Substances Away From Heat Sources
  15. 15. Clean up all spills immediately 1. Never return spilled or unused material to the reagent bottle. 2. Solids should be swept up and placed in the waste disposal container for that lab 3. Small liquid spills should be diluted with lots of water and mopped up with a cloth towel. 4. Large spills must be handled by the instructor.
  16. 16. Begin First Aid Immediately 1. Alert the instructor 2. If chemicals have come in contact with the eyes, begin eyewashing NOW! 3. Remove clothes that have chemical contamination 4. Move everyone away from the area to avoid further contamination
  17. 17. Report all injuries to your instructor immediately.

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