Lab Safety -

Lab Safety -

Safety and Rules of the Lab Lab Safety Rules Part of this PowerPoint has been taken from the power point of. Tim Baker, Adam Kueltzo, and Todd Katz.former NCHS students

And from Lyndon B. Johnson High School Science Web Site Safety Symbols Know safety symbols They appear in your laboratory activities They will alert you to possible dangers They will remind you to work carefully

Use Your Head Exercise Caution and Good Judgment Follow all instructions given by the teacher Notify the teacher immediately regarding any accident or unsafe areas Use Your Head

Read lab instructions ahead of time Always follow lab procedures exactly Never do an unauthorized experiment Protect Yourself Eye Safety Wear safety goggles when working with chemicals, flames, or heating devices or if possibility of flying debris If you wear contact

lenses let your teacher know Protect Yourself Eye Safety Flush In caseinofwater emergency for 15 in which chemical mins.

andanotify the goes into ones eye, teacher use the eyewash station Protect Yourself Proper Attire Keep all long hair tied back Do not wear loose

clothing that could catch on fire Foot wear that completely covers the foot is required Protect Yourself Hand Safety If a chemical spills on your skin, notify the teacher and rinse with water for 15 minutes Wash hands after every lab

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y s w a Sharp Objects Notify teacher if you get cut Broken glass and sharp objects do not go in trash cans Teacher will clean up broken glass

Electrical Safety Only electrical plugs are to be placed into an electrical outlet Unplug electrical equipment after use Keep all electrical cords, wires, and appliances away from water

Physical Safety Handle all equipment carefully Do not place a cord where someone can trip over it Push all stools in out of the way Keep books picked up out of walking isles Heating Safety Tie back hair and loose clothes when working

with open flames Never look into a container as you are heating it Never point the end of a test tube being heated at yourself or others Never heat in a closed container Heating Safety Never leave a heat source unattended Heated metal and glass looks

cool, use tongs or gloves before handling Do not place hot glassware directly on lab desk or in cold water Chemical Safety Read all labels twice before removing a chemical from the container Only use the type and amount of chemical instructed to use

Never touch, taste, or smell a chemical unless instructed by the teacher Never mix chemicals unless instructed to do so Chemical Safety Transfer chemicals carefully! Keep lids on chemical containers when not in use When diluting an acid, pour the acid into water

Consider all chemicals dangerous Animal Safety Only handle living organisms with teacher permission Always treat living organisms humanely Wash your hands after handling animals

Treatment of Specimen Respect the life of all laboratory specimen They gave their life for your education Plant Safety Do not eat any plants in lab Wash your hands after handling plants Tell your teacher of any

plant allergies Like any organism, plants should be considered possibly harmful You Should Never Enter store room unless given permission Take any chemicals

from lab or store room Touch any equipment, chemicals, or other materials until instructed to do so You Should Never Eat or drink in the lab Use lab glass-ware to eat or drink out of

You Should Never Engage in. practical jokes horse play rough house In case of an emergency Know the locations of: fire extinguisher fire blanket body shower eyewash

station first aid kit If you spill a harmful chemical on yourself or in your eyes, start rinsing immediately and send your partner to get teachers help

Remember to Stay at your work station Maintain a clean work area Read and follow all directions Report any spills, accidents, or injury to the teacher immediately Clean and put away all equipment at the end of the lab period Dispose of waste products

according to instruction So Do It Right!

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