Laboratory Safety Rules

While working in the science laboratory, you will have certain important responsibilities ____________________ that do not apply to other classrooms. You will be working with materials and apparatus which, if handled carelessly or improperly, have the potential to cause injury __________________ or discomfort to someone else as well as yourself.

A science laboratory can be a safe place in which to work if you. are foresighted. Violating any of the following regulations will result suspended in you being _______________ from class or ______________________ from permanently removed the class. alert. the student. and cautious. The following practices will be followed: .

An _________ must be present during the performance of all laboratory work. teacher 2. Make note of any _________ in procedure given by the instructor. cut. minor including reporting any burn. 3.instructor 1. Prepare for each laboratory activity by reading ________ all instructions before coming to directions class. no matter how_________. scratch. Follow all _________ implicitly and modification intelligently. Report any accident to the __________ immediately. . or corrosive liquid on skin or clothing.

Use only those materials and equipment authorized _________ by the instructor. Any science project or individually planned experiment must be approved __________ by the teacher. Inform the teacher ____________ of any equipment not working properly. immediately 6. 5.4. 7. immediately . Clean up any nonhazardous _______ spill on the floor or workspace ____________.

.eye protection 8. and other activities that may injure the eyes. Wear appropriate ______________. heating of liquids. whenever you are working in the laboratory. as directed by the instructor. Safety goggles must be worn during hazardous activities _________ involving caustic/corrosive chemicals.


9. Splashes and fumes from hazardous chemicals present a special danger to wearers of _____________. Therefore. when appropriate) during all class activities or purchase personal splashproof goggles and wear them whenever exposure to chemicals or chemical fumes is possible. contact lenses students should preferably wear regular glasses (inside splash -proof goggles. open skin wounds 10. . Students with _________________ on hands must wear gloves or be excused from the laboratory activity.

labels 12. Never _______ hot equipment or carry group dangerous chemicals through a ______ of students. .11. Know where the material MSDS safety data sheet (_______) is and what it indicates for each of the hazardous chemicals you are using. 13. Be sure correct used items are _______ in the proper manner. Be aware if the _________ being used chemicals are hazardous. Check ______ and equipment instructions carefully.

Test for odor of chemicals only by waving ______ your hand above the container distance and sniffing cautiously from a _________. laboratory 16. Eating or drinking in the ____________ or from laboratory equipment is _____ not permitted.taste 14. . 15. Never ______ anything or touch chemicals with the hands. unless specifically __________ instructed to do so.

never the reverse. always pour acids acids into _______. exchange stoppers of bottles. or lay stoppers on the table. When heating material in a test tube.17. water . When diluting _____. look do not ______ into the tube or point it in the direction of any person during the process. 19. reagents 18. Never pour _________ back into bottles.

15 Report the incident to your ___________ instructor. To treat a burn from an acid or alkali. Wash hands as necessary and wash thoroughly at the __________ of the conclusion laboratory period. 21. irrigate it at the eyewash station without interruption for ___ minutes. immediately . ______________.20. immediately wash the affected area ___________ with plenty of running water. If the eye is involved.

Know the proper fire and earthquake drill _____________. bulky jewelry. Confine long hair during a __________ activity. hanging necklaces. fire extinguisher. laboratory 25. wrist Long. 23. eyewash and facewash station.22. and exits. procedures 24. fire alarm box. fire blanket. Roll long sleeves above the _______. Know the _________ of the emergency location shower. . and excessive and bulky clothing should worn not be _____ in the laboratory.

Floors and clear aisles should be kept ______ of equipment and materials. extreme 28. Keep your head and clothing away from off the flame and turn it _____ when not in use. .cover 26. Wear shoes that ______ the toes. rather than sandals. Use a burner with __________ caution. in the laboratory. Keep work areas ______. clean 27.

paper towels. and so on toothpicks glass ___________ and waste _____. extinguish to ___________ any flame on a _______ 30. designated containers (not the ___________) for the following: wastebasket Matches. wooden splints. Dispose of laboratory waste as ___________ by the teacher.29. or other absorbent materials used in the cleanup of ____________ solids or liquids flammable Hazardous/toxic ________ and solids liquids . and roll) person. Use a fire blanket (stop. litmus paper. Broken Rags. Use instructed separate. ____________. drop.

31. purses. . 33. and such items in only the designated storage area. 32. Students are not permitted in storage laboratory _________ rooms or teachers' workrooms without the approval of the ___________ teacher. Place books. Hot and cold glass has the same physical appearance. Determine whether an object is ____ by bringing the hot back of your hand _________________ close to the object. Take _____ manuals and notebooks into the working ___________ area.

_____ 35. Remove all ________ glass from the work area or floor as soon as possible. .broken 34. pull the _________. 37. Report broken glassware. use a counter brush and dustpan. 36. When removing an electrical plug from plug its socket. including thermometers to the instructor ___________. Operate electrical equipment only in a dry dry area and with _______ hands. not the electrical cord. __________. immediately. Never handle broken glass with bare hands.

Always approach laboratory experiences in a _________ and serious courteous manner. Treat all animals in the science laboratory __________. Always __________ the laboratory area _________ leaving. with humanely respect and consideration for their care. that is. before . 39.38. clean 40.

Wash all sharp-edged and pointed separately instruments __________ from other equipment. Pass extended them with handles ____________ when handing them to other persons. . 43. scalpels.caution 42. Exercise __________ in using scissors. and other sharp-edged ________________ instruments. dissecting needles.

Windows and doors should be opened for greatest ventilation possible ___________. plants 50. Never handle animals in the laboratory instructor unless directed to do so by the ________. Use great care when working with ether or other volatile liquids. .44. Be sure that caps or lids of containers used for chemicals are securely __________. Never bring __________ or poisonous ________ to school. Never open _________ dishes petri containing bacterial or fungal growth unless directed to do so by the instructor. animals 49. closed 48.

Dispose of all discarded bacterial and fungal cultures by ___________ as sterilization directed by the instructor. clean 53. or toxic _______ are produced or released.51. . Residue may cause errors in new experiments or cause a _______ reaction violent or explosion. Be sure all glassware is ______ before use. 52. fumes corrosive. Clean glassware thoroughly ______ after use. Use the fume hood whenever noxious.

The following actions will result in being dropped from the class: Lifting __________ the plastic cover and /or _________ the “Big Red Button” in the pushing front of the classroom. Throwing or tossing any object or item _________ in the science classroom or laboratory .

but not limited to – eyewash stations emergency – ___________ showers – fire extinguishers fire – _____ blanket Removal _________ of any materials or equipment from the classroom or laboratory furniture __________ school equipment or ________. Vandalizing Endangering ____________ or causing harm to others. .Misuse _________ of safety equipment including.

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