Lab Safety Mrs. Towle 2007
4 Name your containers
13 Do not pour extra chemicals back into bottle
14 Point test tube away from people
True or False? It is okay to come into a lab and touch equipment when the teacher is not there.
Answer • False. Do not touch any lab equipment until you are given instructions.
True or False? • Never eat or drink in the science classroom or use the lab equipment as a container for food or drink.
Answer 2 • True
True or False? • Always wear your goggles unless instructed not to do so.
Answer 3 • True. Goggles must be worn for hammering and when using chemicals.
True or False? • A small crack in glassware is okay as long as you are careful and don’t cut yourself.
Answer 4 False. Never use cracked or broken glassware. Give it to your teacher for replacement. Use the broken glassware box.
True or False? • Putting a beaker by your nose and inhaling quickly but briefly is an acceptable way to do an odor test.
Answer 5 • False. Wave your hand toward your nose over the opening of a container IF directed to smell the contents.
True or False? • If you spill any chemicals during a lab, just simply wipe up the spill and throw the paper towels in the trash.
Answer 6 • False. You must report the spill to your teacher first as there may be proper disposal guidelines to follow.
True or False? • Sandy came to her science lab wearing her long hair down on her shoulders, a skirt and open toed sandals.
Answer 7 • False. Enclosed toe shoes must be worn, hair tied back and legs covered.
Let’s Review • Do not touch any lab equipment until you are given instructions. • No horseplay in the science classroom. • Wash your hands before and after each lab period. • Never taste, touch, smell, or eat any chemical.
Keep on Reviewing • Never eat or drink in the science classroom. • Follow the specific rules for each lab. • Wave your hand toward your nose over the opening of a container IF directed to smell the contents. • When directed wear aprons tied securely around your back.
Review some more…. • Long hair must be tied back during a lab. • Always wear your goggles unless directed to do so. • Never point a test tube at yourself or another person. • Never look directly into a test tube. • Never use cracked or broken glassware. • Follow directions for the proper disposal of wastes. Certain wastes CANNOT go down the drain.
And last but not least! • Hot glassware looks the same as cool glassware. Use care when handling. • Wipe up spilled chemicals and let your teacher know of your spill. • Do not perform unauthorized experiments. • Do not waste materials! • Keep your voices low! • Experiments in science are fun as long as the rules are followed.