Presentation on theme: "So sit back, relax, and let’s learn how we can avoid serious injury (or setting ourselves on fire) when in the lab!"— Presentation transcript:
So sit back, relax, and let’s learn how we can avoid serious injury (or setting ourselves on fire) when in the lab!
1. Know the fire/room evacuation procedure 2. Glass ware - handle gently - dispose of any chipped or broken glass - use clean materials and wash it when finished 3. Heat sources - handle carefully - tie back long hair, long sleeves, bracelets, etc. - never leave a flame unattended
4. Chemical/broken glass disposal - place used chemicals and broken glass in their proper disposal bins 5. Sharp objects - handle gently and store safely 6. Electrical equipment - make sure your hands are dry - stop using any equipment that grows hot - pull the plug, not the cord, to prevent fraying
WHMIS: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Be familiar with the 8 WHMIS Symbols...
Wear protective gear (gloves, smock/lab coat, goggles) No food or drink in the lab
No running around or goofing off Do NOT taste/touch/smell anything in the lab unless okay’ed by a teacher - use the wafting technique
Know where the safety equipment is (ie. fire extinguisher, shower, eye wash station) Read the instructions BEFORE you start Report any accidents to the teacher Clean up (wash hands and materials) when finished