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  • Chemistry Laboratory Safety Rules

    By Dr Abdul Samad

  • Protect Your Eyes http://www.sterlingschools.org/shs/stf/cbrown/Chemistry%20Laboratory%20Safety%20Rules.pptAppropriate eye protection must be worn at all times!

  • Wear appropriate protective clothingYour clothing should cover your legs to the knees shorts are not appropriate for the laboratoryLab aprons can be used to protect good clothingLoose clothing should not be worn because it may dip into chemicals or fall into a flame and catch fire

  • Wear shoes that cover your feet.

    Sandals and open-toed shoes do not protect your feet from broken glass that is frequently found in the labAlso, leather shoes protect your feet from chemical spills canvas shoes do not.

  • Do not apply cosmetics, eat, or drink in the lab.These activities are ways by which you can accidentally ingest harmful chemicals

  • Do not taste any chemical!

  • Pour from large containers to smaller ones.

  • Always ADD ACID to water

    acid

    water

    Do not spit into acid! a good phrase to remember this rule.

  • Hold your hand over the label while pouring.

  • Work with volatile chemicals under a fume hood.

  • Check glassware for stars or cracks.

  • Heat test tubes at an angle, directing the opening oppositely to you and other people in the laboratory.

  • Handle hot glassware with gloves or beaker tongs.

  • First light the match

    THEN

    Turn on the gas!

  • Do not smell any chemicals directly!If absoluteley necessary to smell, use your hand to fan the vapor to your nose.

  • Do not pipet solutions by mouth!

    Use a rubber suction bulb or other device to fill a pipet.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before leaving.

    This rule applies even if you have been wearing gloves!

  • Know the hazards of the materials being used.Read and reread labels carefully to make sure that you are using the right chemical.

    Know how to interpret data from a MSDS.

  • Tie Back Loose HairDangling hair can fall into the Bunsen burner and catch fire or can fall into a chemical solution

    P.S. Burning hair REALLY STINKS!

  • Know the safety equipmentEye wash fountain

    Safety shower

    Fire extinguisher

    Emergency exits

  • Know how to use the safety equipmentEye wash Fountain

    Safety Shower

    Fire extinguisher

    Emergency Exit

  • Know how to respond to an emergency

  • Never remove chemicals from the laboratoryThis guy put chemicals in his locker!

  • Dont work alone in the labIn case of a problem, you may need another person to prevent injury or even save your life!

  • Remember that the lab is a place for serious work!Careless behavior may endanger yourself and others and will not be tolerated!

  • Demonstrate safe behaviorObey all safety instructions.Clean up spills immediately; IF you know how. If you are uncertain how to clean up a spill or if a large spill occurs, notify persons in accordance to the emergency procedure.

  • Demonstrate safe behaviorBefore leaving the lab:

  • Demonstrate safe behaviorBefore leaving the lab:Return equipment and chemicals to their proper places

  • Demonstrate safe behaviorBefore leaving the lab:Return equipment and chemicals to their proper places Be sure to replace the lids to all containers

  • Demonstrate safe behaviorBefore leaving the lab:Return equipment and chemicals to their proper places Be sure to replace the lids to all containers Clean up your work area

  • Know how to dispose of wasteDispose of all waste materials according to your instructional

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  • First AidInjury: BurnsWhat To Do: Immediately flush with cold water until burning sensation is lessened.

  • First AidInjury: Cuts, bruisesWhat To Do: Do not touch an open wound without safety gloves. Pressing directly on minor cuts will stop bleeding in a few minutes. Apply cold compress to bruises to reduce swelling.

  • First AidInjury: FaintingTo Do: Provide fresh air and have the person recline so that their head is lower than the rest of their body.

  • First AidInjury: EyesWhat To Do: Flush eyes immediately with plenty of water for several minutes. If a foreign object is lodged in the eye, do not allow the eye to be rubbed.

  • First AidInjury: PoisoningWhat To Do: Find out what substance was responsible for the poisoning and alert the teacher immediately.

  • First AidInjury: Spills on the skinWhat To Do: Flush with large quantities of water. For acid spills, apply baking soda solution. For base spills, apply vinegar or boric acid.

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