5 THINK!Accidents in the lab can be prevented!You are the most likely cause of an accident!
6 When you first enter the lab… A. Go to lab and start experimentsB. try out your own experiments while you waitC. read the lab and wait for the teacher’s instructionsD. go pick up chemicals and practice the labANSWER: C
7 Read Lab FirstRead the experimental procedure ahead of lab.
8 Disposing of MatchesThe match should be quenched with water, NOT thrown into the waste crock directly.Fires may occur.
21 EYE WASH If you get something from the lab in your eye— GET IT OUT IMMEDIATELY!Run some water through the eyewash fountain before you use it.Retract your eyelid (hold it open);Don’t squint—this restricts water access.Run fresh water over your eye for several minutes.Go to the school nurse immediately afterward.
22 First Aid Kit These items may be used temporarily for small injuries (say, a cut finger) Go to the school nurse immediately afterward.Do not wait until the end of the day.
23 First Aid KitHowever, if blood is in evidence-- STAY AWAY! Let the victim apply his/her own bandage.If blood is on the floor or lab bench, let trained personnel do the clean-up.
24 FUME HOODUse the HOOD for reactions that give off vapors, especially smelly vapors.The draft of the HOOD will sweep away vapors so that the lab itself maintains reasonable air quality
25 Safety Shower Shower should be used for dire EMERGENCY only! If you (or a lab mate) is spilled chemicals, position yourself (or your lab mate) under the safety shower.
26 Safety Shower Pull the handle—a deluge of water will result. Lab Safety Video (7:27)
27 Safety ShowerThe safety shower should also be used if you suffer a massive spill of a dangerous chemical on yourself, and need to get it off rapidly.
28 Broken GlassSweep it up right awayDon’t track in it all period.