3 Lab SafetyNever work in the laboratory without proper supervision by an instructor
4 Lab SafetyKnowledge is the best prevention. Read the directions before beginning any lab procedure.
5 Lab SafetyNever work in the laboratory without proper supervision by an instructor
6 Lab RulesNever carry out unauthorized experimentsCome to lab preparedFollow all lab directions
7 Eye SafetyEye protection (goggles) must be worn in all labs using chemicals and glassware.
8 Eye SafetyDo not wear contacts when working with chemicals.
9 Clothing SafetyStudents should wear durable clothing that covers the arms, legs, torso and feet. (Note: sandals or open-toed shoes should not be worn when working with chemicals, glassware or sharp objects).
10 Clothing ProtectionWear a lab apron to protect clothing.Secure loose sleeves.
11 Fire SafetyAn open flame may be ignited only when no flammable solvents are in the vicinity. Check to make sure the area is clear.
12 Fire SafetyNever reach across an open flame.Keep paper away from open flames. This is the most common type of lab fire.
13 Heating SafetyAlways remember,hot glassware looks exactly the same as COLD glassware, be careful what you touch.
14 Heating Safety Use proper procedures when lighting Bunsen burners. Do not ever leave a flame unattended.Turn off gas valves when not in use.
15 F i r e Clothing or Hair are the most dangerous types of lab fire. If you are involved in a fire stay where you are. Help will come to you.
16 F i r eIf your partner is involved in a fire – get the fire blanket. The teacher will aid you in smothering the fire.Remember STOP, DROP and ROLL.
17 Chemical SafetyNo eating or drinking in the lab.No chewing gum during labs.
18 Chemical SafetyIf chemicals splash into someone's eyes, act quickly and get them into the eye wash station.
19 Chemical SafetyNever taste any chemical in the lab.Label all bottles and test tubes containing chemicals.
20 Chemical SafetyNever add water to acidsAlways add acid to water
21 Chemical SpillsTreat all spills as hazardous.Notify your teacher of any chemical spills.Use proper procedures to clean all spills.
22 Gas PrecautionDo not inhale fumes directly, wave the substance towards you.Point all test tubes and away from you.
23 Electrical SafetyNever handle electrical equipment with wet hands.Keep all cordsout of water.
24 Emergency ProceduresIn case of injury (cut, burn, fire etc.) Notify the instructor immediately.
25 B r o k e n G l a s s This is the most common lab accident. If you break glassware stop and notify the teacher.Do NOT throw broken glass into the trash can. Place it in the broken glass container.
26 C u t s & S c r a p e s Report immediately . There is always a chance of infection .Do not come into contact with another person’s blood.
27 Emergency ProceduresIn case of a fire or dangerous situation, notify everyone who may be affected immediately, be sure the lab instructor is also notified.
28 Know the Location and Operation of : Fire extinguishersFire blanketExit doors
29 Know the Location and Operation of : TelephonesSafety showers and eye wash stationsFirst Aid Kit