SAFETY 2011

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SAFETY IN THE ACADEMIC LABORATORY ©2011 by David A. Katz. All rights reserved David A. Katz Department of Chemistry Pima Community College
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Laboratory safety is an important part of the chemistry course. In the laboratory, you are working with chemicals in their pure form, not diluted as they may be in household products. Therefore, you should be familiar ith safety procedures for working with safety procedures for working with chemicals and should know hat to do in the case of an what to do in the case of an accident or emergency.
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When you enter the laboratory , place all: books pocketbooks book bags coats, hats, etc. .. in appropriate locations (lockers, bins, etc. ..). pp p ( , , ) Avoid putting these items on the floor where you may trip over them. Only essential materials such as your laboratory manual and a laboratory notebook should be on the bench top at your work area.
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YE PROTECTION EYE PROTECTION Goggles or safety glasses must be worn at ll times in the laboratory to decrease the all times in the laboratory to decrease the likelihood of eye injury. As long as chemicals are being used in the laboratory, goggles are required if you are just visiting the laboratory or doing calculations.
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Eyeglasses/Safety glasses Normal eyeglasses do not rovide protection from provide protection from splashes coming from the ides, nor are they considered sides, nor are they considered shatterproof by industrial standards. Safety glasses with side shields may be shatterproof, but do not provide protection from splashes .
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Contact lenses Contact lenses can be worn in the laboratory provided the individual wears the proper safety splash goggles quired for laboratory activities required for laboratory activities. Contact lenses do not provide any dditional protection to the eyes nor, is add t o a p otect o to t e eyes ,o , s there any documentation to prove that contact lenses result in any increased problem of injury due to laboratory vapors ver that of an unprotected eye over that of an unprotected eye. In the event of any chemical splash into the yes of an individual wearing contact eyes o a d dua ea g co ac lenses, the contact lens must be removed to effectively rinse the chemical from the eyes. Please inform your laboratory instructor if you will be wearing contact lenses in the laboratory.
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To properly adjust safety goggles: • Loosen the elastic band so the goggle is loose against the face. • Then slowly tighten the elastic band so that the goggle is snug against the face, but not tight. ight goggles will not be • Tight goggles will not be comfortable to wear and may sult in headaches result in headaches.
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lean the goggle lens Clean the goggle lens to prevent eyestrain and lurred vision blurred vision. Cleaning solution and oft, non abrasive tissues soft, non abrasive tissues are available at the goggle station in the laboratory.
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something gets in your eye(s) If something gets in your eye(s) go to the earest nearest YEWASH EYEWASH Note the location of the eyewash in the laboratory
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To use the eyewash,
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