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Unformatted text preview: Centennial High School Life Sciences Safety Contract Life science classes are hands-on laboratory classes that include the use of hazardous chemicals, preserved animals and plants, and various types of lab equipment. To ensure a safe science classroom, a list of rules has been developed along with other pertinent information that will prove valuable to students as they explore the concepts of science in a safe manner. The rules included in this contract must be followed at all times. Two copies of the contract are provided. One copy must be signed by both you and a parent or guardian before you can participate in the laboratory. The second copy is to be kept in your science notebook as a constant reminder of the safety rules. General Guidelines 1. Be serious and alert when working in the laboratory. Never horse around in the laboratory. 2. Be prepared to work when you arrive in the laboratory. Be sure that you understand the procedure to be employed in any laboratory investigation and the possible hazards associated with it. 3. Perform only those experiments authorized by the instructor. Never do anything in the laboratory that is not outlined in the laboratory procedures or given by your instructor. Carefully follow all instructions, both written and oral. Unauthorized experiments are prohibited. 4. Never handle any equipment unless you have specific permission. 5. Labels and equipment instructions must be read carefully before use. Set up and use the prescribed apparatus as directed in the laboratory instructions or by your instructor. 6. Take extreme care not to spill any material in the laboratory. If spills occur, ask your teacher immediately about the proper cleanup procedure. Never simply pour chemicals or other substances into the sink or trash container. Dispose of all chemical waste properly 7. Never eat or taste anything or apply cosmetics in the laboratory unless directed to do so. This includes food, drinks, candy, and gum, as well as chemicals. 8. Know the location and proper use of safety equipment such as the fire extinguisher, fire blanket, first- aid kit, safety shower, and eyewash station. 9. Notify your teacher of any medical problems you may have, such as allergies or asthma. 10. Keep your laboratory area clean and free of unnecessary books, papers, and equipment. 11. Keep aisles clear. Push your chair under the desk when not in use. 12. Always work in a well-ventilated area. Use the fume hood when working with volatile substances or poisonous vapors. Never place your head into the fume hood. 13. Be alert and proceed with caution at all times in the laboratory. Notify the instructor immediately of any unsafe conditions you observe....
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