LABARATORY SAFTY RULES* by 6xNrDX

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									                                                                 LABORATORY SAFETY RULES*

I. LABORATORY SAFETY RULES

1. Safety goggles must be worn at all times during laboratory work (or upon teacher request)

2. Long hair must be secured; remove (or secure) hats, pocketbooks, neckties, necklaces and
   scarves.

3. It is advisable to wear laboratory aprons or coats to protect clothing.

4. Always wash hands, arms, (and face) before leaving the laboratory. Toxic or otherwise dangerous
   chemicals may inadvertently be transferred to eyes or mouth.

5. Whenever your skin (hands, arms, face, etc.) comes into contact with chemicals: Call the teacher
   immediately; wash it quickly and thoroughly with water. Do not rub the affected area (especially
   the face or eyes) before washing.

6. In case of chemicals spilled over a large part of the body: Call the teacher immediately. (If
   necessary, use the safety shower to flood the affected area.)

7. For fire burns: Call the teacher immediately; place the affected area under running water for
   several minutes.

8. In case of chemical spill: Call the teacher immediately; do not attempt to clean the spill.

9. Never taste, smell, or touch a chemical or solutions.

10. In case of accident or injury, even if it is minor, notify your teacher at once.

II. GENERAL LABORATORY RULES

11. Unauthorized experiments are strictly forbidden.

12. Maintain an orderly and clean work space.

13. Keep cabinets closed and the aisles free of any obstructions. (ie. stools, bags, books, etc.)

14. Push all lab stools under the lab benches during experimentation.

15. At the end of the laboratory period:
        -clean all equipment used in the experiment
        -clean the sink of all debris
        -clean the lab bench with a damp paper towel (and properly discard)

16. No drinking, eating, or gum chewing is permitted in the laboratory.

16. Be courteous, use your head, and try to enjoy yourself!
*Derived from “Laboratory Safety” found in Laboratory Manual - General Chemistry: Principles & Structures; 4   th
                                                                                                                    Ed.; Jo A. Beran, James E. Brady; Jhon Wiley & Sons; New York, NY; 1990; pp. 1-3.
III. CONTRACT

I attest that I have read and completely understand these rules. Regardless of my personal feelings
on this topic, I understand the necessity for laboratory safety, and further, accept that if I fail to
adhere to the rules stated above, disciplinary action will be taken.


Student:                                               Date


Parent / Guardian:                                     Date



IV. DISCIPLINARY ACTION

First Offence:       Classroom Detention

Second Offence:      Removal for the remainder of the activity
                     Grade of 0% for the activity
                     Formal Office Notification

Third Offence:       Removal for the remainder of the activity
                     Grade of 0% for the activity
                     Removal from all laboratory activities
                     Formal Office Notification
                     Alternative assignments

								
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