Living Organisms Remember: They are ALIVE and they are NOT classroom toys. This includes the plants, fish, turtles, lizards, and other living things that may be used in our classroom.
WEAR YOUR SAFETY GOGGLES for laboratory activities involving ANY potential danger to the eyes for laboratory activities involving glass for laboratory activities involving heating of materials
WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING Loose fitting clothing or jewelry can get damaged by equipment, chemicals, or heating devices. Clothing damage may lead to bodily injury. Wear aprons to protect clothing when appropriate.
SPECIAL HAIR INSTRUCTIONS Tie back long hair when using heat, or equipment with gears or spinning parts. Hair preparations such as hairspray, gels, and mousse are often very flammable. Their use in a lab situation is discouraged.
REPORT ACCIDENTS AND CLEAN UP ALL SPILLS Calmly tell your teacher what happened. Clean up minor spills with paper towels. Clean up a solid spill with a broom and dustpan and dispose of it where indicated by your teacher.
IMMEDIATE DANGERS IN THE LAB Fires Irritations to the eyes or skin Burns to the skin Poisoning
BROKEN GLASSWARE Teacher must clean up broken glass. Never use chipped or damaged glassware. Inform the teacher of the break and get a replacement.
SPECIAL ELECTRICAL HAZARDS The biggest electrical hazard in laboratory situations is electrical shock. The human body is a good conductor of electricity. Report damaged equipment.
Heating Keep hair away! Watch sleeves! Avoid touching heated materials. DO NOT BURN ANY UNAUTHORIZED OBJECT!
Be Attentive Do not leave any active heating tools unattended, EVER! Never look directly into a test tube or beaker that is being heated. Never aim an open beaker or test tube that is being heated at a person.
Heated Materials Glass remains very hot for a very long time. Do not immerse hot glass into water. Always use safety materials and precautions when working with heated glass or other substances.