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Science Laboratory Safety Procedures

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Science Laboratory Safety Procedures Answer Key

What items are you not allowed to consume during the lab?
  • do not eat anything in the lab
When must goggles be worn?
  • always
Besides goggles what other piece of protective equipment should be used?
  • apron, gloves
If you do not understand a procedure, what should you do?
  • ask the teacher
What do you do if an accident or injury occurs? When do you do this?
  • tell the teacher immediately
What should you do if you do not know how to use a piece of equipment?
  • do not use and ask teacher for instructions
How should you pick up metals or glassware that may have been heated?
  • never with hands, use holders/tongs
Where should you never point an open end of a test tube that is being heated?
  • face or another person
Unless specifically instructed to do so, what should you never put into a flame?
  • anything
Why should you not immerse hot glassware in cold water?
  • it might break
How much of a chemical should you take?
  • only as much as instructed to
What should you do with a chemical container that has a label you cannot read?
  • inform your teacher
Where should you grasp all sharp instruments?
  • handles
How should you carry all knives and other sharp instruments?
  • sharp tip down
In what direction should you cut?
  • away from you
What should you do if a sharp object is falling?
  • let it fall
What should you do if you begin using a piece of glassware and discover it has a small chip or nick in it?
  • Stop and inform teacher
What do you do if you splash a chemical in your eye or skin?
  • wash at station and inform teacher
When you arrive in class, there is a basket of materials sitting on your table. When are you allowed to begin exploring the contents of the basket?
  • when instructed to do so
Explain the difference between knowledge of the safety procedures and awareness of safety hazards.
  • procedures is what you do in case of emergency, awareness is just that; knowing the hazards is a start but you need to know what to do with those hazards.
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