Lab Safety

  • Lab Safety

    "Better to be safe a thousand times than dead once." --Mark Twain.

    1.  All lab work MUST be conducted in a safe manner. Students are expected to come to class prepared and on time. Students who arrive late might be permitted to start the lab. Students will ALWAYS follow the instructions given to them by their teacher.

    2.  Coats, jackets, hats, and scarves are not to be worn in the lab. They are to be removed prior to the beginning of the lab and are to remain off for the entire duration of the lab. However, goggles, gloves, and aprons must be worn when instructed. Goggles must cover the eyes - no exceptions.

    3. Labs are to be carried out on surfaces that are clear of netbooks and all unnecessary materials.

    4.  Chemicals (even water) and other materials are only to be handled if specific instructions are given to do so. Students are expected and required to do only what they are told to do.

    5.  Your teacher is to be informed immediately if:
    • A reaction of an unusual or unexpected nature occurs
    • Equipment or glassware malfunctions, breaks, or cracks
    • Items are spilled
    6. Students must not engage in the following activities:
    • Tasting or smelling chemicals or unknown materials
    • Drinking or eating food in the lab
    • Drinking or eating food from lab containers
    7.  Personal injuries are to be reported to your teacher immediately. This includes burns, scratches, or corrosive liquids on the skin or clothes.

    8.  Students will be held liable and accountable for breakage or damage to equipments that arises as a result of negligence or fooling around.

    9.  Any students who engages in improper activities in a lab may be removed from the lab. Any student that is removed will need to make up the lab on his/her own time. Improper activities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Moving around the room without just cause
    • Leaving the room without permission
    • Refusing to follow lab teacher's instructions
    • Engaging in unsafe lab practices
    • Refusal to wear goggles, gloves, or aprons as required during the lab.