Safety Issues 315 - Safety Regulations Safety is of the...

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Safety Regulations Safety is of the utmost concern in every chemical laboratory. The chemicals used in this laboratory may pose a variety of hazards. In order for students to be familiar with the safety issues related to working with chemicals in a chemistry laboratory, ALL STUDENTS are required to complete (if they have not already done so) the Department of Chemistry / Safety Office course “Chemistry Laboratory Safety”. If you have not previously taken this safety course AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO SO WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER. This is a Federal requirement. Ask your instructor for further details on how you can take the course. The following regulations must be rigorously adhered to: Concentrated acids are used in course. Students must handle them with caution. Students are not allowed in the laboratory unless an instructor is present. Safety glasses with side shields must be worn at all times when in the laboratory. Laboratory coats must be worn at all times when in the laboratory. Shorts and sandals are prohibited in the laboratory. All Food, beverages and smoking are prohibited in the laboratory. Never pipette by mouth. All unauthorized experiments are prohibited . Pay attention to any hazards and warnings given in each experiment. If you see this symbol, you must talk to your TA before you continue. It means that there are significant hazards and that your TA needs to check before you continue. If you see this symbol, you should proceed with extra caution after checking your safety precautions. Check with your TA if in any doubt. Experiments in progress must not be left unattended. No overnight experiments are allowed.
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Noxious or odorous chemicals are to be handled only in a fumehood. Generally, if you find a chemical in the fume hood, use it in the fume hood. Compressed gas cylinders must be secured to a bench. Wipe up spilled chemicals and bottle rings immediately . Never handle or pour flammable liquids near an open flame or other ignition source. Accidents must be reported immediately to the laboratory instructor. At the end of each laboratory, you are required to ensure your work area is clean and tidy . MSDS sheets are good sources of information concerning the hazards of a particular chemical, and are available for all chemicals used in the laboratory ( ask your TA ). To avoid the possibility of chemical spills, you should keep your work area clean and free of clutter. In the event of accidental spillage inform your laboratory instructor immediately, and then clean up immediately. For larger spills, a spill kit is available in the stock room.
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