In one word, describe why lab safety is important?
Understand the importance of lab safety Explain how to keep you and others safe in the lab
Always wear safety goggles and aprons when working in the lab. Follow instructions carefully and don't experiment without permission. Report any accidents or spills immediately.
Goggles: Protective eyewear used to protect the eyes from chemical splashes, flying debris, and other hazards in the lab. Lab Coat: Clothing worn in a laboratory to protect skin and clothing from chemicals and other hazardous materials. Safety Training: Training that provides information on how to handle hazardous materials and equipment in a safe manner.
Lab safety glasses are made to filter out specific types of light, such as ultraviolet light, which can be hazardous to eyes. Lab coats are often made of fire-resistant materials to protect workers in case of a lab accident. Lab safety rules can vary from one lab to another, and sometimes the same laboratory can have different safety rules for different experiments.
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Work together in pairs: Q: What are some important safety tips to remember when working in a laboratory environment?
What are some of the potential hazards that could occur in a science laboratory, and what steps can you take to minimize those risks?
Work together in pairs: What is the most important safety rule to remember when working in a lab?
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What is the first thing you should do if you spill a chemical on your skin?
- Ignore it and continue working
- Immediately rinse the affected area with water
- Wait for someone to assist you
When should you wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in the lab?
- Only when instructed by your teacher or supervisor
- At all times when handling chemicals or performing experiments
- Never, as it is unnecessary
Why is it important to label all chemical containers correctly?
- To impress visitors
- To prevent accidents or injuries
- To make the lab look more organized
What should you do if a fire breaks out in the laboratory?
- Hide under a desk until help arrives
- Follow the evacuation plan and use a fire extinguisher if possible
- Continue working until someone tells you to evacuate
What should be done with sharps (such as needles) after use?
- Leave them on your lab bench for someone else to clean up
- Place them in a designated sharps container
- Throw them away in regular trash cans