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Science Safety

  1. 1. Science Safety Sarah Jones Source: fineartamerica.com
  2. 2. Laboratory Safety
  3. 3. General Rules 1. You may enter the laboratory only with a teacher. 2. Act safely in the laboratory by walking and being aware of others. 3. Wear covered leather shoes. 4. Wear long hair tied back.
  4. 4. 5. Wear safety glasses and protective clothing on the instruction of the teacher. 6. If you wear contact lenses let your teacher know. 7. Conduct only the experiment authorised by your teacher. 8. Respect other people’s work.
  5. 5. The Use of Equipment and Apparatus 1. Do not touch broken glass. Your teacher will remove and place broken glass in bin provided. 2. Always use a holder when heating substances in a test tube; slant test tube away from yourself and others. 3. Use only matches or tapers to light Bunsen burners.
  6. 6. 4. Always use a fire proof mat under heating apparatus and all hot objects. 5. Always have at least one person supervising an experiment. 6. Keep matches and Bunsen burners away from flammable liquids e.g. methylated spirits, acetone. 7. After using electrical apparatus – switch off and pull out the plug.
  7. 7. The Use of Chemicals 1. Test the odour of gases only by wafting the vapour carefully towards you with your hand. 2. Always check labels before using chemicals. 3. Never taste chemicals. 4. Hold jars or bottles by the base.
  8. 8. Cleanliness and Tidiness 1. Keep your bench space dry and clear of books and pencil cases. 2. All solid waste to be placed in a bin. 3. Glassware should be washed and dried thoroughly before placing back on the shelves.
  9. 9. 4. Return apparatus or chemicals to the correct storage place in laboratory. 5. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after using chemicals or biological specimens.
  10. 10. Emergencies 1. If your skin or eye comes in contact with a strong chemical, wash IMMEDIATELY with running water. 2. Burns should be washed IMMEDIATELY with cold water. 3. Cuts – report to your teacher.
  11. 11. 4. Fire – report at once to your teacher. 5. ANY MISHAP, BURN, SCALD, CUT, EYE INJURY, BROKEN GLASS, SPILLS, ETC MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE TEACHER.
  12. 12. Draw the Science Laboratory – Benches – Teachers Desk – Sinks – Soap – Paper Towel – Emergency Exits – Fire Extinguisher – Fire Blanket – Sand Bucket – Glass Bin – Eye Wash – Shower – First Aid Kit – Rubbish Bin – Electricity cut off switch – Main gas switch – Goggles and aprons

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