University of Guelph Department of MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

SC2205 Revised Sept. 2004

In case of emergency, call the University emergency line ext. 2000 and contact Dr. Josephy (821-8293)

Please keep this memo for future reference.

If you are in doubt about any procedure, stop and ask for advice before proceeding.

  1. The laboratories should be considered as secure areas. All doors must be kept locked when the laboratory is empty. Persons who are not lab. members are permitted entry only in the company of authorized personnel
  2. Eating, drinking, and food/ beverage storage are prohibited in the lab. (Food and beverages can be stored in the offices.)
  3. All personnel are required to attend a WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) training session. Enquire with the department office or the Environ. Health and Safety Office (ext. 53132) to find out when the next session will be held. (If you have already taken the course and have a valid WHMIS card, you don't need to take it again.)
  4. Personnel are required to wear lab coats and safety glasses. Clean lab coats should be obtained from the "clean" rack and identified by pinning on your name tag. Subsequently, hang your lab. coat on the "in-use" rack. When it needs to be cleaned. remove your name tag and place the lab. coat in the "dirty" box.

    Goggles or a face shield should be used if there is a possibility of explosion, spattering of acids or bases, etc. Disposable gloves should be worn whenever chemicals are handled, and removed as soon as they become contaminated. Certain instruments are designated and marked as "gloves on"; gloves should be worn when using these instruments. Gloves must be removed before touching clean equipment, e.g., door handles, telephones, computers.

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