THINK! Accidents in the lab can be prevented! You are the most likely cause of an accident!
When you first enter the lab… A. Go to lab and start experiments B. try out your own experiments while you wait C. read the lab and wait for the teachers instructions D. go pick up chemicals and practice the lab ANSWER: C
Read Lab First Read the experimental procedure ahead of lab.
Disposing of Matches The match should be quenched with water, NOT thrown into the waste crock directly. Fires may occur.
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); Dont squintthis restricts water access. Run fresh water over your eye for several minutes. Go to the school nurse immediately afterward.
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.
First Aid Kit However, 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.
FUME HOOD Use 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
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.
Safety Shower Pull the handlea deluge of water will result. Lab Safety Video (7:27)Lab Safety Video
Safety Shower The 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.
Broken Glass Sweep it up right away Dont track in it all period.
Broken Glass Place the broken glass in a crock.
If you need to leave the lab table to go to the bathroom, A. Be sure someone is watching your lab station B. shut off the gas valve and electrical equipment
Is it OK to… A. eat in the lab B. put your head in the fume hood C. chew gum in the lab D. drink in the lab E. have horseplay in the lab ANSWER: NO