SAFETY FOR HOT PLATE POTENTIAL HAZARDS BURNS FIRE / EXPLOSION ELECTRICAL SHOCK CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LOCATE away from flammables, combustibles and water sources. USE IN A FUME HOOD as per MSDS. CONSULT the MSDS for chemicals being used. Remember that heated chemicals may pose a greater danger. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Heat-resistant gloves; Eye protection, as per MSDS; Lab coat TIE BACK hair, sleeves, jewelry. CHECK INTEGRITY of all components routinely. ENSURE glassware is not cracked. DO NOT CLAMP test tubes or flasks more tightly than necessary to hold them in place when heating. Expanding glass may break if clamped too tightly. CORD should never touch the hot surface. SOLUTIONS being heated should not be tightly stoppered. MONITOR to prevent boiling over. USE GLOVES OR TONGS to pick up hot material. TURN OFF immediately after use LEAVE A SIGN informing others of heat hazard.