Lab Safety

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Biology 121/124 Safety Guidelines 1. Familiarize yourself with the locations and/or uses of exits, evacuation and safety procedures, fire extinguisher, eyewash station, clean-up materials, and safety shower. 2. For your safety, eating and drinking, including water, are prohibited in laboratories as a Syracuse University policy in accordance with regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). SU and the Biology Department can be fined heavily for every infraction against this regulation, and we will firmly enforce this policy. Interestingly, this policy also applies to the application of cosmetics and the use of tobacco products. Please do not engage in either of these while in the lab. 3. Please store all personal materials (backpacks, coats, purses, messenger bags, etc.) in the coat rack area or COMPLETELY under the tables.
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Unformatted text preview: Bags with straps are tripping hazards and can cause spills and glass breakage if they are left on the countertops. The only items on the countertops should be those with which you are actively working. 4. For your safety, if you have any medical or other conditions that might necessitate special precautions in the laboratory, please inform your lab instructor as soon as possible. 5. Closed-toe shoes and appropriate, protective clothing must be worn in the laboratory. Long hair may need to be tied back at times. 6. It is probably a good idea to wash your hands after lab. 7. Report all spills and accidents to your instructor immediately. 8. Students must follow all instructor specified safety procedures. 9. Please be mindful of your behavior in lab. Carelessness can be dangerous not only to you, but also to others....
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