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Skyline College Chemistry 210 Laboratory Manual ( August 2009 Revision ) Page 187 Laboratory Course Safety Information Skyline College Chemistry Department Safety is our primary concern in the chemistry laboratory. We will be working with fire, toxic chemicals, glassware, and other hazards. It is your responsibility to work in a way that keeps you and your classmates safe. Be aware of laboratory dangers and work safely by following these guidelines: Laboratory Guidelines on Personal Conduct and Safety: 1. ALWAYS wear safety glasses or goggles in the laboratory. 2. Come to lab prepared to perform the experiment. Complete required pre-lab assignments. 3. Arrive for lab on time, so that you may hear important safety information. 4. Do not enter the laboratory until your instructor arrives and allows you to enter. 5. Never work alone in the laboratory. 6. Wear sensible clothing in the lab. This includes fully closed shoes, long pants or skirts, and fitted clothing. Loose, flowing clothing and nylon or baggy jackets are a hazard and should not be worn. Shorts and short skirts do not adequately protect tour legs from splashes or spills and may not be worn. Lab coats or aprons are a good idea to protect your clothing. Protect (and cover) your skin. Tie back long hair. 7. Keep the laboratory clean and avoid clutter. Place all things brought with you to lab (coats, bags, etc.) in the cubbyholes or under your lab bench. 8. Notify the instructor immediately of all spills. The instructor will tell you how it may be safely cleaned up. 9. Never leave an experiment unattended. 10. Never perform unauthorized experiments. Any changes in procedures must be approved by your instructor. 11. Notify the instructor immediately of all injuries or burns, no matter how minor. 12. No eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum is allowed in the laboratory. Tasting chemicals or mouth-pipetting is also not allowed. 13. Speak in normal conversational tones in the laboratory. 14. No horseplay and no running. 15. At the completion of your lab work, wash your bench top down, be sure gas jets are off, remove all solid matter from your sink, and put all equipment away. 16. Always wash your hands thoroughly before leaving the lab. You may have toxic chemicals on them or chemicals that can cause a rash. 17. Some chemicals and latex gloves cam cause allergic reactions. Always be aware of this possibility and avoid contact with chemicals or inhalation of their vapors whenever possible.
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course BIOL 220 taught by Professor Bates during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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