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SAFETY IN THELABORATORYCHEM1212GENERALCHEMISTRYLAB
CHEM 1212SAFETY IN THE LABORATORYSAFETY IN THE LABORATORYSafety RulesEveryone must obey the safety rules to keep themselves and others safe.Your Lab Instructor and Teaching Assistant (TA) must enforce safety rules that are mandated bylaw.You must also do your part by obeying safety rules and working safely in the laboratory.It is your responsibility to prevent accidents by …Knowing what chemicals are being usedWearing your personal protective equipment (PPE)Knowing what to do in an emergencyUnderstanding the experimentUsing good lab practicesFollowing instructions in the lab manual and from your TABefore coming to lab, you need to know the following:In order to work safety in the laboratory, you will need to prepare for the lab.You will need to read the E-Book and Laboratory Manual so that you will know the answers tothe following questions.What chemicals will be used?What precautions must be taken?What to wear in the laboratory?What to do in case of an accident?Let’s look at each area in depth.
CHEM 1212SAFETY IN THE LABORATORYWHATCHEMICALSWILLBEUSED?In the lab manual and in the E-Book, each experiment will have a Chemical Alert Table.Eachtable contains the chemical name, chemical formula, and the hazard associated with thatchemical for all the chemicals used in that experiment.You will need to copy this ChemicalAlert table into your lab notebook before coming to lab.A sample Chemical Alert Table isshown below.CHEMICAL ALERT:Chemical NameFormulaHazardHydrogen PeroxideH2O2Corrosive, Oxidizing AgentAmmoniaNH3Toxic & Corrosive, Fumes IrritantEyes and LungsEthanolCH3CH2OHToxic and FlammableSodium HydroxideNaOHToxic and CorrosiveYou will need to know what each hazard wording means.Chemical Alert Definitions:Carcinogen– Substance that is suspected or proven to cause cancerCorrosive– Substance that irreversibly destroys living tissue when in contact with the skin oreyesIrritant– Substance that can cause itching, dryness, or sensitivity on skin or in eyesLachrymator– Substance that causes eyes to produce tearsToxic– Substance that may cause bodily harm through ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorptionHygroscopic– Substance that is moisture sensitive (can absorb water from the air)WHATPRECAUTIONSMUSTBETAKEN?In order to know what precautions must be taken, you need to know the properties of thechemicals.In the laboratory, we use chemical labels which include information using GloballyHarmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) pictograms.

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