•Only use equipment that is in good working condition. Any malfunctioning or nonfunctional equipment (ie. Meltemps, hot plates, heating mantles) must be reported to your instructor immediately so that they can be replaced. Exposed wires on heating mantles represent a fire hazard. •Be very careful when using your glassware. It is inherently fragile and can break without notice if not handled (clamped) properly. Do not use broken or cracked glassware; you must replace it. All broken glassware must be cleaned up immediately and placed in the proper waste receptacle. Dispose of all broken glass, used pipets and capillaries in the blue and white broken glass containers (cardboard). These are the only designated broken glass storage containers in the laboratory. Do not place broken glass in the regular trash cans. •Dispose of all chemical waste in the proper manner described by the laboratory instructor. Only dispose of chemical waste in containers labeled for hazardous waste collection. Always make sure that the waste that you are disposing of matches the hazardous waste label on your receptacle. Waste must never be poured down the sinks.Do not put any chemical waste in the trash or in any container not labeled as hazardous waste. Accidents: •You are required to familiarize yourself with the locations of all fire extinguishers, safety showers, fire blankets, and eye wash stations in the laboratory. Be prepared and know how to use this equipment in case of an emergency. You will also need to familiarize yourself with the locations of all laboratory and building exits. •Safety showers are to be used in the event that a student spills a large amount of a hazardous chemical on themselves and must be cleansed immediately to avoid additional contamination and injury. Disrobe, stand under the nozzle, and pull the handle down firmly to activate the shower. •Eyewash stations are to be used if a chemical has come in contact with a student’s face and eyes. You will need to place your face between the two nozzles and press the lever to activate the water. Try to keep your eyes open as much as possible as the water flows. This will allow the water to flush your eyes much more effectively.
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