Safety Rules Assignment
1. Listen to teachers instructions
- You won’t know what to do.
2. Know each safety item in the class
- Panic in an accident.
3. Notify teachers of personal needs before an experiment.
- You might have an allergic reaction.
4. Know your course of action.
- Confusion during an experiment.
5. Get your project approved
- You might choose an already chosen project.
6. Clear area of unnecessary items.
- Clutter causes accidents.
7. Don’t crowd together
– If an explosion occurs you’ll all be injured
8. Wear safety clothing and take care of hair.
- Corrosive chemicals will burn you.
9. Wear goggles when using chemicals and heating.
- Your eyes will be damaged if chemicals get in
10. Don’t eat in lab unless told to do so.
- You could accidentally eat some arsenic.
11. Know the safety labels.
- you could think something explosive is only corrosive
12. Label all containers
- Ethanol looks like water
13. Handle chemicals carefully. And make sure your using the right amount
-Spills might cause explosions.
14. If you come in contact with a chemical or a specimen, wash the area immediately and thoroughly with
- You could get AIDS
15. Hold the container away from your face when pouring liquids.
-You could slash chemicals onto yourself.
16. Place test tubes in a rack before pouring liquids into them.
- Your hands will be shaky and you could drop the test tube
17. When instructed to smell a chemical in the laboratory, waft the smell towards yourself; never smell a
chemical up close.
-Chlorine smells bad… don’t take big whiffs.
18. Clean up your area of anything not meant to be there.
- You could become very ill
19. Do not return unused chemicals to the original containers. Do not pour them down the drain. Dispose the
chemicals as instructed by teacher.
- Fish will die because of your incompetence
20. Whenever possible, use electric hotplates for heating materials.
- Gas containers might explode.
21. When heating materials, always wear safety goggles and use hand protection if required.
- Your eyes will melt from the heat
22. When heating glass containers make sure you use lean Pyrex or Kimax. Do not use broken or cracked
glassware. Always keep the open end pointed away from anyone.
- You might cut yourself on cracked glass
23. When heating a test tube over a flame, use a test tube holder. Holding the test tube and an angle and facing
away from anyone.
- You might burn your hands or you might spill the hot liquids onto your hands.
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24. Handle hot objects carefully. Hotplates can take up to 60 minutes to cool off completely. Hot and cold
hotplate burners can look the same. If you burn yourself, immediately apply cold water or ice.
- You will receive 99999999 degree burns… which really hurt.
25. Keep water and wet hands away from electrical cords, plugs, and sockets.
- You will become a human piece of toast if you don’t.
26. Always unplug electrical cords by pulling on the plug, not the cord. Report and frayed-cords or damaged
outlets to your teacher.
- You might break the cord.
27. Make sure electrical cords are placed where anyone can trip over them.
- Someone might trip on the cord causing mass chaos
28. When cutting with a knife or razor blade, follow your teacher’s instructions. In most cases, you will be
asked to cut away from yourself and away from others.
- You might cut open your finger and might get the cut infected.
29. When walking with a pair of scissors or any pointed object, keep the pointed objects facing the floor away
from yourself and others.
- You might trip and drive the scissors into your skull.
30. Watch for sharp or jagged edges on all equipment.
- You might cut yourself
31. Place broken or waste glass only in specially marked containers.
- The garbage man might cut himself when taking out the garbage.
32. Follow your teacher’s instructions when disposing of waste materials.
- You might put the waste materials in the wrong place (gasp!)
33. Report to your teacher all accidents.
- They might not be able to keep tabs on everything
34. Be sure all equipment is shut off when not in use. Be ready to shut off equipment quickly if it breaks down
or if an accident occurs.
- A fire might start from an electric hotplate while your away.
35. Clean all equipment before putting it away.
- It might be nice and clean for the next person.
36. Put away all equipment and chemicals after use.
- People will not be able to find the necessary equipment.
37. Wash your hands thoroughly using soap and warm water after working in the science laboratory.
- You might pick your nose and become infected by something.
38. Do not take any equipment, materials, or chemicals out of the lab.
- You might scare people with dissected hearts and eyeballs.
39. Do not precise lab experiments at home unless directed to do so.
- You might produce an atomic explosion from your home.
40. If a fire occurs, make sure you follow the procedures listed below:
- Don’t panic
- Notify your teacher. Act quickly to provide help.
- Pull the fire alarm.
- Follow your teacher’s instructions if your assistance is required.
- If caught on fire: Stop, Drop and Roll, if other students are on fire, use a fire planet to smother the flames
- Avoid breathing fumes.
- Do not throw water on a chemical fire.
-If the fire is not quickly and easily put out, leave the building in a calm manner.
- You might being a nuisance and cause problems when you need to be a help.
41. Become familiar with the warning symbols that are placed on containers of potentially dangerous materials.
- You might think something radioactive is only poisonous.
Jonty Sylvester Block B September, 2004