Presentation on theme: "The Do’s & Don’ts of Lab Safety. Lab Safety Begins Before You Go to the Lab! Always read through the lab instructions the day before you go to the lab."— Presentation transcript:
Lab Safety Begins Before You Go to the Lab! Always read through the lab instructions the day before you go to the lab Ask any questions you may have concerning the lab BEFORE you begin ***IT IS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY
Identify the DON’T in the picture below: It wasn’t me!
1.) Broken glass where (broken test tube, cracked test tube) should always be thrown away in a special cardboard container 2.) Report any accidents, spills, or breakage to injury to instructor IMMEDIATELY
*If glassware breaks use a broom, dustpan or tongs to pick up
Goggles must be worn when: – When working with solid materials or equipment under stress, pressure, or force that might cause fragmentation or flying particles – When an activity generates projectiles, or uses elastic materials under stress (e.g., springs, wires, rubber, glass), or causes collisions – When dust or fumes are present (Eye protection reduces the dust or fumes reaching the eye.) – When using preserved specimens When working with hazardous liquids, solids, gases in the lab you must wear approved safety goggles.
Long hair is to be tied back or confined during lab when working with hazardous substances or open flame
Protect Yourself Proper Attire Keep all long hair tied back Do not wear loose clothing that could catch on fire *This is not a joke! Emergency shower releases 20 gallons/minute for 15 minutes.
WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER LAB Regardless of glove wear during lab, you MUST ALWAYS wash your hands thoroughly (with soap and warm water) after working in the lab
Protect Yourself Eye Safety In case of emergency in which a chemical goes into one’s eye, use the eyewash station Flush in water for 15 minutes
Remember! Do clean up after using any glassware or equipment after you are done! Do leave the lab cleaner than you found it! Do take precautions and consider every substance dangerous unless told otherwise by instructor. Avoid inhaling fumes, tasting, touching or smelling any substance while in the lab. Don’t preform any experiment or use any lab equipment without proper instruction Don’t take ANYTHING from the lab unless instructed by the teacher
If lab safety rules are broken the instructor has the right to revoke ALL lab privileges