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Choose the appropriate tools or instruments and use relevant safety procedures to complete scientific investigations
Disposal Hazard: Special disposal procedures need to be followed. Example: Certain chemicals, living organisms Precaution: Do not dispose of these materials in the sink or trash can. Remedy: Follow teacher instructions
Biological Hazard: Organisms or other biological materials that might be harmful to humans. Examples: bacteria, fungi, blood, unpreserved tissues, plant material. Precaution: Avoid skin contact with these materials. Wear mask or gloves. Remedy: Notify your teacher if you suspect contact with material. Wash hands thoroughly.
Extreme temperature Hazard: Objects that can burn skin being too cold or too hot Examples: Boiling liquids, hot plates, dry ice, liquid nitrogen. Precaution: Use proper protection when handling. Remedy: Go to your teacher for first aid.
Sharp Object Hazard: Use of tools or glassware that can easily puncture or slice skin. Examples: razor blades, pins, scalpels, pointed tools, dissecting probes, broken glass. Precaution: Practice commonsense behavior and follow guidelines for use of tool. Remedy: Go to your teacher for first aid.
Fume Hazard: Possible danger to respiratory tract from fumes. Examples: Ammonia, acetone, nail polish remover, heated sulfur, moth balls. Precaution: Make sure there is good ventilation. Never smell fumes directly. Wear a mask. Remedy: Leave foul area and notify your teacher immediately.
Electrical Hazard: Possible danger from electrical shock or burn. Examples: Improper grounding, liquid spills, short circuits, exposed wires. Precautions: Double-check setup with teacher. Check condition of wires and apparatus. Remedy: Do not attempt to fix electrical problems. Notify your teacher immediately.
Irritant Hazard: Substances that can irritate the skin or mucus membranes of the respiratory tract. Examples: pollen, moth balls, steel wool, fiber glass, potassium permanganate. Precaution: Wear dust mask and gloves. Practice extra care when handling these materials. Remedy: Go to your teacher for first aid.
Chemical Hazard: Chemicals that can react with and destroy tissue and other materials. Examples: Bleaches such as hydrogen peroxide; acids such as sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid; bases such as ammonia, sodium hydroxide. Precaution: Wear goggles, gloves, and an apron Remedy: Immediately flush the affected area with water and notify your teacher.
Toxic Hazard: Substance may be poisonous if touched, inhaled, or swallowed. Examples: mercury, many metal compounds, iodine, poinsettia parts. Precaution: Follow you teacher’s instructions. Remedy: Always wash hands thoroughly after use. Go to your teacher for first aid.
Open Flame Hazard: Open flame may ignite flammable chemicals, loose clothing, or hair. Examples: alcohol, kerosene, potassium permanganate, hair, clothing. Precaution: Tie back hair. Avoid wearing loose clothing. Avoid open flames when using flammable chemicals. Be aware of locations of fire safety equipment. Remedy: Notify your teacher immediately. Use fire safety equipment if applicable.
Eye Safety Proper eye protection should be worn at all times by anyone performing or observing science activities.
Clothing Protection This symbol appears when substances could stain or burn clothing
Animal Safety This symbol appears when safety of animals and students must be ensured.
Radioactivity This symbol appears when radioactive materials are used.