lab safety rules “lab safety is everyone’s responsibility”
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Lab Safety RulesLab safety is everyones responsibility
Never horse around in the lab.Read and follow all directions exactly as they are written. If in doubt, ask your teacher for help!Always wear safety goggles whenever you are working with chemicals, fire, or other substances that might get into your eyes.Never smell a chemical directly from the container. Wave your hand over the opening of the container and waft the fumes towards your nose.Keep lids on bottles and containers when not in use.
Keep all materials (clothing, hair, papers, etc.) away from a flame or heat source.Never reach across a flame.Immediately notify your teacher if there is ever a chemical spill to find out what the proper course of action is.Immediately notify your teacher if any chemical gets on your skin (or if you are injured in any way) to find out what the proper course of action is.Never use broken or chipped glassware (or equipment).
Never look directly into a test tube when mixing or heating chemicals.Always point a test tube away from you and others when heating it over a flame or other heating source.Never mix chemicals (or perform tests) without your teachers permission.Keep your work area clean.Never taste a chemical unless you are instructed to by your teacher to do so.Always clean up your work area and equipment after an experiment is completed. Equipment must be returned to its proper place.
Wash your hands before and after each experiment.
Never wear contact lenses.Never heat a liquid in a closed container.Test a heated container with the back of your hand prior to picking it up (or use mittens, tongs, etc.).Additional Safety Considerations