3LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Campus Emergency: Call University Police Department (UPD) in case of an emergency.From any university phone: dial 911 or extFrom your cell phone: dial
4LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Emergency Call:If you first call 911 using your cell phone, make sure to also notify UPD at (361) so they can assist in the response.
5LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION At the beginning of the semester:Become familiar with your building;Know your fire exits;Know the shortest route to the nearest exit;Be aware of your surroundings;And…
6LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Fire Evacuation Procedures - in case of a fire:Exit the building in a calm & orderly manner.Use the shortest and safest passage to the exit.DO NOT RUN.Do not use the elevator.
7LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Fire Evacuation ProceduresAlert people and pull the fire alarm on your way out.Meet your class at the assembly area designated by your Instructor.Stay at least 100 feet away from the building (or 35 long steps)
8LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Fire Evacuation ProceduresDo not re-enter the building until the “All Clear” has been announced.Regardless of whether it is a real fire alarm, false alarm, or a fire drill, you are required to follow the same procedures above.
9LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Fire Evacuation - Helping a person with mobility impairment:Accompany him/her to an area of rescue assistance located at the stairwell landing.Call or have someone call UPD & give UPD the location.
10LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Helping a person with mobility impairment:UPD will bring him/her down the stairway using an evacutrak.Stay with him/her until UPD arrives unless your life may be in danger.Do not use the elevator.
11LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Fire SafetyNever leave a fire unattended.Be aware of Bunsen burners emitting invisible flames.Keep flammable & combustible materials away from a heat source.
12LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Fire SafetyReport all malfunctioned equipment to your Instructor.Do not use frayed, damaged electrical cords.Do not overload the circuit with an “electrical octopus.”
13LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Accident Reporting – Life ThreateningFor a life-threatening incident, contact UPDFrom any university phone, dial 911 or 4444.If an ambulance is needed, inform UPD so.
14LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Emergency CallIf you first call 911 using your cell phone, make sure to also notify UPD at so they will assist in the response.
15LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Accident Reporting – Non Life-ThreateningReport all non life-threatening incidents to your Instructor.Use the first aid kit in the lab.Go to the Health Center if needed.
16LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Lab Attire: Upon entering the lab, you are required to wear:Lab coatLong pantsSturdy closed-toe closed-heel shoes
17LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Lab AttireShoes should cover your feet as much as possible.Leather top & slip-resistant sole are also recommended.Without proper attire, you will be asked to leave.
18LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Lab Safety BehaviorNO FOOD, NO GUMNO DRINKNO COSMETICSNever touch, taste, or smell any chemicalsLong hair tied backNo horseplay (pushing, shoving, pranks, etc.)
19LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Emergency Equipment:Fire extinguisher or other emergency equipment may be available inside the lab.However, using them is only on a voluntary basis.
20LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Emergency Equipment: Use emergency equipment only if:You are trained to use them.Your own safety is not compromised by using them.Remember: YOUR OWN SAFETY COMES FIRST.
21LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Emergency Phone in your lab.When the red light is flashing and/or the phone is ringing, there may be an emergency announcement.PLEASE PICK IT UP IMMEDIATELY!
22LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Working With ChemicalsGetting to know your chemical before using it.There is a Material Data Safety Sheet for every chemical in your lab.Looking at a MSDS is the best way to get to know your chemical.
23LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides information regarding the chemical’sPhysical, chemical, health propertiesSafe handling, personal protective equipment required, disposal, storage, etc.
24LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION NFPA Fire Diamond is another way to communicate chemical hazardsNFPADiamond
25LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Potential Health Hazards of ChemicalsPoisons: Chemicals capable of harming a person in a small amount.Asphyxiants: Chemicals capable of depriving the body of oxygen.Sensitizers: Chemicals capable of causing an allergic reaction upon repeated exposures
26LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Potential Health Hazards of ChemicalsCarcinogens: Chemicals capable of producing/causing cancer in humans or animals.Reproductive Toxins: Chemicals capable of affecting the male or female reproductive system or a developing fetus.
27LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Potential Health Hazards of ChemicalsIrritants: Chemicals capable of causing inflammation, redness or itching upon exposure.Corrosives: Chemicals capable of destroying or causing irreversible damage to the skin, respiratory system, eyes.
28LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Potential Physical Hazards of ChemicalsCryogens: Extremely cold chemicals capable of causing fire or explosion.Flammables: Chemicals capable of causing fire or explosion.Oxidizers: Chemicals capable of providing oxygen to feed a fire or explosion.
29LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Routes of Entry: Paths that chemicals can get into your body.Inhalation Route: Contaminants enter the body through the lungs.Absorption Route: Contaminants enter the body through the skin or eyes
30LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Routes of Entry:Ingestion Route: Contaminants enter the body through the digestive system.Injection Route: Contaminants enter the body through a contaminated sharp object that breaks through skin.
31LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Hazard CommunicationLearn about the chemicals before using themDO NOT use any chemicals without your Instructor’s supervision or approval.Do wear all personal protective equipment as required.When in doubt, ASK.propylene
32LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)You will be required to wear PPE when working with certain chemicals.Follow your Instructor’s instruction.
33LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Eye Protection:Goggles are required while you work with chemical in the lab.Put them on properly and keep them on while working with chemical. Goggles on your forehead WILL NOT protect your eyes.
34LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Hand Protection:Gloves are required while you work with chemical or biological agents in the lab.Use the gloves provided to you in the lab. They are compatible with agents you work with.
35LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Chemical in Eye:Flush eyes out for at least 15 minutes.Keep your eyes open while flushing.Have yourself checked out at the Health Center.
36LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Chemical on skin:Flush the affected area for at least 15 minutesHave yourself checked out at the Health Center.
37LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Ingesting Chemical:Rinse your mouth out immediately.Seek medical care or have yourself checked out at the Health Center IMMEDIATELY, if you are on campus.Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by the health care provider.
38LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Inhaling Chemical:Get out into fresh air.Have yourself checked out at the Health Center.
39LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Chemical DisposalWhen you are done using the chemicals, safely dispose of them as specifically instructed by your Instructor.Broken glassware DisposalDispose of broken glassware in appropriate box.Do not place broken glassware in the trash.
40LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Glassware IncidentIf you get cut from broken glassware, clean out the wound prior to bandaging it.Have yourself checked out at the Health Center if needed.If there is blood on the surface, have everyone stay away and call the Instructor IMMEDIATELY.
41LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Handling SharpsSharps such as scalpel, needles, etc. can also be hazardous in the lab.When using scalpel, slow down, do not use it to “saw,” do not put too much pressure on it.
42LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Handling SharpsNever recap needles.Dispose of used sharps in “SHARP” disposal container.
43LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Biohazard SafetyBiohazards include: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or any body fluids.Pathogens: agents that cause disease.Bloodborne Pathogens: microorganisms that may be transmitted through direct contact with contaminated blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.
44LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Biohazard SafetyBiohazards include: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or any body fluids.Pathogens: agents that cause disease.Bloodborne Pathogens: microorganisms that may be transmitted through direct contact with contaminated blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.
45LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Biohazardous Material DisposalDispose of all biohazardous materials as directed by your instructor.Do not dispose of them in the trash.
46LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Biohazard PrecautionTreat all human blood & bodily fluids as if they are infected.Use gloves and other PPE as instructed.Avoid touching your face with your gloves.
47LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Biohazard PrecautionPlace all used sharp objects – both contaminated & non-contaminated (needles, scalpel blades, etc.) in a “SHARPS” container.Never recap needles.
48LAB SAFETY ORIENTATION Leaving the lab - when the lab session is over:Clean your workstation.Put all tools and equipment back to their proper place.Remove gloves and other PPE.Wash your hands thoroughly before leaving the lab.
49QUIZ Click on the following link to take the online quiz. Call Ext for any Questions.You must pass with 100% correct.Good luck!Biology Lab Safety Orientation Quiz