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1 1 of 10 Laboratory Safety and Etiquette Cabrillo College Department of Biology

2 2 of 10 Laboratory Rules  No eating or drinking in labs  Do not enter stockroom or back halls  Clean up after yourself

3 3 of 10 Laboratory Etiquette  Clean your personal workspace after use Wipe down benches with disinfectant before and after use.  Ensure that no trash is left behind  No trash in the sinks  Push in chairs  Place lab items back on carts and trays

4 4 of 10 Learning Center & Open Labs  The LC and open labs are a bonus, not a right, your flexibility is appreciated  Hours are posted on LC and lab doors  Hours are subject to change without notice  Some study items may not be available a day or two before an exam  Don’t wait until the last day to study

5 5 of 10 Laboratory Safety 1. Laboratory Hygiene 2. Sharps Safety 3. Safety Equipment 4. Fire Safety 5. Chemical Safety

6 6 of Laboratory Hygiene  Scrub hands thoroughly when finished  Avoid cross contamination Do not touch self, faucets, doorknobs, notebooks, pens etc. with gloves on. Keep a pen or two in your drawer for lab use only  Clean and disinfect your workspace

7 7 of Sharps Safety  Sharps include Razor and scalpel blades Needles and pins Microscope cover slips Broken glass  Place sharps in sharps boxes  Broken Glass into glass box (ask for help)  NO SHARPS OR GLASS IN THE TRASH

8 8 of Safety Equipment  Do not hesitate to use safety equipment. It is for student use as well as instructor use.  Shower and eyewash (15 min. soak)  First aid kit  Fire extinguisher, Fire blanket, Alarm pulls

9 9 of Fire Safety  Never leave flames unattended  Do not use flammables near ignition sources  Fire Extinguishers Pull ring, aim at fire’s base, squeeze handle, sweep back and forth (evacuate if >1m 3 )  Fire Blanket  Fire alarm pulls

10 10 of Chemical Safety  Wear gloves and glasses where appropriate  Follow instructor’s directions  Dispose of waste properly-Do Not pour down the drain


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