The Rules of Lab Safety Halton District School

The Rules of Lab Safety Halton District School

The Rules of Lab Safety Halton District School Board http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4kTlJ4 VXos&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5wyM_ CRsqw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr7roogzM 8c&feature=related You are responsible for your safety and for the safety of those around you.

Failure to act in a safe and responsible manner will result in the removal of all science lab privileges. Horseplay will be dealt with severely! Professor Glickman, the lab practical joker, deftly places a single drop of hydrochloric acid on the back of Professor Bingham's neck. --Gary Larson, the Far Side General Safety Precautions

No horseplay. Be aware of others in the lab. No student should be in the lab or preparation room unsupervised. Be prepared for your lab. READ your procedure for any safety precautions before starting the lab.

General Safety Precautions (cont.) Do not eat, drink, or chew gum in the lab. Your food may pick up harmful chemicals. Never taste (unless directed to) or directly inhale chemicals. General Safety Precautions (cont.)

Do not sit on the lab benches. Students must stand while doing labs. Keep work area clean and free from clutter when performing experiments. No unauthorized experiments.

Butane lighters, matches, and other flammable materials must not be used by students in class. Safety Equipment Know the locations of all safety equipment in the lab: fire extinguishers, eye wash station, first aid kit, fire exits, and fire alarms.

Safety goggles must be worn for all experiments. Contact lenses should not be worn; use prescription glasses with goggles instead. Sharp Objects When using knifes or other sharp

objects always walk with the points facing down. Cut away from fingers and body. Electrical Safety Do not place a cord where someone can trip over it. Never use electricity around water. Unplug all equipment before leaving

the room. Safety Equipment (cont.) Dress appropriately during a lab activity. Long hair must be tied back, and dangling jewelry and baggy clothing must be secured. Shoes must completely cover the foot. No sandals allowed on lab days.

Your teacher may require additional safety equipment, which must be worn. Be sure to READ your procedure. Handling Chemicals .

All chemicals in the laboratory are to be considered dangerous. Do not allow chemicals to come in contact with skin or eyes. Do not taste, or smell any chemicals. Check the label on all chemical bottles twice before removing any of the contents. Take only as much chemical as you need. Handling Chemicals (cont.)

Never return unused chemicals to their original container. Dispose of chemicals as instructed by your teacher. . Look for WHMIS or HHPS symbols on containers. Handling Chemicals (cont.)

Never return unused chemicals to their original container. This is so important we had to mention it twice! . No chemicals go down the drain. Dispose of chemicals as instructed by your teacher. Never remove chemicals or other materials, including

any equipment from the laboratory area. Look for WHMIS or HHPS Symbols Hazardous Household Product Symbols CORROSIVE EXPLOSIVE Eats or wears away other materials. Explodes or gives off deadly

vapours. FLAMMABLE POISONOUS Ignites if exposed to heat or sparks. May cause sickness or death if swallowed. WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information

System Compressed gas Oxidizing material Flammable and combustible material Materials causing immediate and serious toxic effects WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Materials causing other toxic effects Biohazardous infectious material

Dangerously reactive material Corrosive material Handling Glassware Do not use cracked or chipped glassware. Do not tightly stopper a flask where gas is being created. It could explode.

Clean and return all glassware at the end of the lab. Handling Glassware Broken glass should be reported to the teacher who will give instructions for safe clean up and disposal. There is a designated glass disposal container.

If you can hear glass break, everyone should stop walking immediately. Heating Substances Light a Bunsen burner as instructed by your teacher. Never leave a heat source unattended. Hot glass does not look hot! Handle recently heated glassware with tongs.

Heating Substances Do not immerse hot glassware in cold water. The glassware may shatter. When heating a test tube, always point the test tube away from yourself and others. Never look into a container that is being heated. Accidents & Injuries

Respond to emergencies sensibly and immediately! Report all accidents and injuries to the teacher at once, no matter how minor. If chemicals are spilled on skin rinse well with running water for as long as directed by your teacher. Accidents & Injuries (cont.)

For a chemical splash in your eyes, rinse immediately at the eye wash station for at least 30 minutes. Hold eyelids open. If a chemical is spilled immediately inform a teacher and follow directions for safe clean up. If a fire starts, inform a staff member

immediately. Remember, if you are on fire, STOP DROP ROLL!!! Accidents & Injuries (cont.) Fire Extinguisher Note their location now!!! To operate the fire extinguisher remember P-A-S-S P - Pull the Pin A- Aim the hose at the base of the fire from

5-6 feet away. S- Squeeze the handle. S- Sweep the hose back and forth across the fire. When the lab is done .. Clean all glassware and materials and put everything away according to instructions.

Wipe the lab benches clean with paper towels. Disinfect safety goggles and return to designated storage. Wash your hands with soap and water. Whats Wrong with This Picture? Whats Wrong with This

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Quietly get up and push in your chair. Head to the outside set of doors. Walk to the stairs and go down to the bottom floor. Walk to the closest sidewalk and wait for the teacher. Do not leave the rest of the class so that the teacher can account for every student. Please stay off of cell phones to keep bandwidth for emergency services

IF YOURE NOT SURE ABOUT SOMETHING Ask your TEACHER!!!!

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