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Safety in Biological Sciences Laboratories  For newcomers, the laboratory may at first seem like a maze with a myriad of things to learn, safety procedures.

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1 Safety in Biological Sciences Laboratories  For newcomers, the laboratory may at first seem like a maze with a myriad of things to learn, safety procedures to follow, rules to be obeyed, hazards to contend with, new safety equipment to use, etc, etc..  This presentation will introduce you to such procedures.  For newcomers, the laboratory may at first seem like a maze with a myriad of things to learn, safety procedures to follow, rules to be obeyed, hazards to contend with, new safety equipment to use, etc, etc..  This presentation will introduce you to such procedures.

2 Safety in Biological Sciences Laboratories  It is important to remember and comply with these safety instructions.  Students not working according to these precautions may be asked to leave the lab.

3 General Safety Precautions  Protective clothing  All students must wear a lab coat during lab sessions  Leave the lab coat in the room if you must leave the lab before its completion  Gloves or bandaids will be available if required  Wear goggles if risk of splash  Protective clothing  All students must wear a lab coat during lab sessions  Leave the lab coat in the room if you must leave the lab before its completion  Gloves or bandaids will be available if required  Wear goggles if risk of splash

4 General Precautions  It is important to wash hands thoroughly before leaving the lab or if you have spilled on your hands

5 General Precautions  Spills  Report all spills to the lab instructor, whether they are on the bench, floor, equipment or on your person  Spills  Report all spills to the lab instructor, whether they are on the bench, floor, equipment or on your person

6 General Safety Precautions  Disposal  Ensure you have disposed of wastes in appropriate containers  Biohazardous material: red autoclave bags  Biohazardous sharps (anything that may puncture a bag): yellow sharps containers  Ensure broken non contaminated glassware is disposed of in proper containers

7 General Safety Precautions  No eating or drinking in the lab  Suitable footwear: no open toes or heels  Report all cuts, scrapes, burns or other injuries to the instructor  Keep fingers and objects away from your mouth and eyes

8 General Safety Precautions  Familiarize yourself with the location and proper use of the following:  Safety showers  Fire extinguishers  Eye wash stations  Fire alarms  Electrical shutoff (not in all rooms)  Familiarize yourself with the location and proper use of the following:  Safety showers  Fire extinguishers  Eye wash stations  Fire alarms  Electrical shutoff (not in all rooms)

9 General Safety Precautions  Familiarize yourself with the location and proper use of:  Gas shutoff  Spill kits  MSDS (material safety data sheets)  Familiarize yourself with the procedure for emergency drill, evacuation and meeting area outside  Familiarize yourself with the location and proper use of:  Gas shutoff  Spill kits  MSDS (material safety data sheets)  Familiarize yourself with the procedure for emergency drill, evacuation and meeting area outside

10 WHMIS for Biology Students  WHMIS  Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System  Federal legislation to protect workers by supplying information about hazardous materials they may be using  Goal is to reduce injury and disease by communicating specific health and safety information that can be used to reduce exposure to hazardous materials  WHMIS  Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System  Federal legislation to protect workers by supplying information about hazardous materials they may be using  Goal is to reduce injury and disease by communicating specific health and safety information that can be used to reduce exposure to hazardous materials

11 WHMIS Hazard Classifications  Class A: Compressed Gas  Class B: Flammable & Combustible   Class C: Oxidizing Material  Class D: Poisonous & Infectious Material WHMIS Hazard Classifications  Class A: Compressed Gas  Class B: Flammable & Combustible   Class C: Oxidizing Material  Class D: Poisonous & Infectious Material

12 WHMIS Hazard Classifications  Class E: Corrosive Material  Class F: Dangerously Reactive Material  Class E: Corrosive Material  Class F: Dangerously Reactive Material

13 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)  provides specific hazard information, safe handling information, and emergency procedures for a controlled product.  Key source of information for developing safe working procedures.  Accessed online at TRU  Bookmarked on all Biology computers  ThompsonMSDS  Msds  Read before using new chemicals  provides specific hazard information, safe handling information, and emergency procedures for a controlled product.  Key source of information for developing safe working procedures.  Accessed online at TRU  Bookmarked on all Biology computers  ThompsonMSDS  Msds  Read before using new chemicals

14 MSDSs Provide 1. Product Information 2. Hazardous Ingredients 3. Physical Data 4. Fire and Explosion Hazard 5. Reactivity Data 6. Toxicological Properties 7. Preventative Measures 8. First Aid Measures 9. Preparation Information 1. Product Information 2. Hazardous Ingredients 3. Physical Data 4. Fire and Explosion Hazard 5. Reactivity Data 6. Toxicological Properties 7. Preventative Measures 8. First Aid Measures 9. Preparation Information

15 Safe Handling Instructions  In addition to WHMIS classification workplace labels must include safe handling information and personal protective clothing and equipment required  This information may be written or included as symbols  In addition to WHMIS classification workplace labels must include safe handling information and personal protective clothing and equipment required  This information may be written or included as symbols

16 Acetone Workplace Label  Keep away from heat, sparks, and flames  Wear safety goggles and butyl rubber gloves  Use in fumehood  MSDS available  Keep away from heat, sparks, and flames  Wear safety goggles and butyl rubber gloves  Use in fumehood  MSDS available

17 MSDS Database  ca/hsafety/workinglearningsafely/work.html ca/hsafety/workinglearningsafely/work.html

18 Safe Work Procedures  If unsure of proper procedure for performing a specific procedure check safe working procedures at:   If unsure of proper procedure for performing a specific procedure check safe working procedures at: 


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