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1 Lab Safety

2 Accidents Occur When You Least Expect Them
You Tube: Funny Accidents at home Could these have been prevented?

3 Being in the Lab Labs can be a fun and exciting learning environment.
It is a privilege for those who can follow instructions. Labs can be a very dangerous place if people are careless and take things for granted.

4 Practicing Lab Safety You can enjoy science more often.
You gain the trust of your teacher. You keep yourself and others from harm and even death. So let’s begin…

5 What is wrong with this picture?

6 What can we do to prevent accidents?
Be well prepared. Actively seek signs of danger. Know the proper procedures.

7 10 Safety Rules Get permission before starting. Study the procedures.
Use safety equipment like goggles. Always point materials away from you and other students. Never eat or drink in a lab; do not inhale or taste any chemicals.

8 10 Safety Rules Know the location of safety equipment and how to use it: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, first aid kit, eyewash and fire alarm. Be aware of open flames; tie back long hair and loose clothing. Never run if you are caught on fire. Keep area organized and clean. Report any incidences to the instructor, no matter how minor.

9 Basic First Aid Always notify your instructor.
Burns: apply cold water. Cuts: stop bleeding by applying direct pressure. Cover cuts with a clean dressing. Bruises: Apply cold compresses to bruises. Fainting: Leave the person lying down. Loosen tight clothing and don’t crowd

10 Basic First Aid Foreign matter in eye: Use the eyewash station and flush with plenty of water. Poisoning: Note the suspect poisoning agent FIRST then call teacher/poison control. Inducing vomiting is not always the remedy. Chemicals on skin: Flush with large amounts of water.

11 Lab Clean-Up Turn off water/gas. Unplug electrical devices.
Return materials to their proper places. Properly dispose of materials as instructed. Clean your work area. Wash your hands!!!

12 Top 7 Keys to Safety Stick to these 7 tips and you won’t have to worry about safety. Stick to these 7 tips and you won’t need first aid. Stick to these 7 tips and you can have fun in science this year!

13 Top 7 Keys to Safety #7: Be attentive to the task(s) at hand.
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14 Top 7 Keys to Safety #6: Always check the equipment.

15 Top 7 Keys to Safety #5: Be attentive to those around you. Ninja partners j2YpMSSLh4

16 Top 7 Keys to Safety #4: Keep your eye on the experiment.

17 Top 7 Keys to Safety #3: Don’t leave your experiment unattended.

18 Top 7 Keys to Safety #2: Keep your head on and ALWAYS inform your instructor of any incidents no matter how minor.

19 Top 7 Keys to Safety #1: Stay calm and don’t panic, you might end up injuring yourself.

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