Personal and Laboratory Safety
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Safety goggles/glasses should be worn at all times in the laboratory when we are working with chemicals.
Laboratory coat should be worn in the laboratory.
Gloves should be worn as needed.
Always keep the benchtop and surrounding area tidy and free from knapsacks, extraneous books, coats, etc.
Wash hands before leaving laboratory.
Launder clothing worn in laboratory separately from other clothing.
Never use your mouth to pipette chemicals.
Avoid having long hair, loose sleeves/cuffs, rings, bracelets, etc. in close proximity to chemicals, open flames or operating electrical machinery.
There is a helpful website of Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries, prepared by Howared Hughes Medical Institute, which allows one to study laboratory safety in an entertaining and educational fashion. The URL is listed below, and I have captured their webpage to entice you.
Office of Environmental Health & Safety, University of Virginia. Laboratory Survival Manual.
Another useful resource to follow up:
Knowing How to Practice Safe Science
If you have comments or suggestions,
please email me (marie Thérèse Rush) at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Surtout, la pédagogie, c'est la raison qu'on crée des programmes!
Created for our students by marie Thérèse Rush - The Initial version: February 22, 2000.
Last Update: April 30, 2003