LAST UP DATE
29 October, 2011 09:23 PM
LABORATORIES SAFETY POLICIES
- You must attend the first lab session, receive safety training
and pass the safety quiz before beginning to work in the chemistry
- You must wear safety goggles when performing lab experiments.
- You must wear completely closed in shoes while in the lab (think
athletic shoes, sneakers and loafers).
- Failure to adhere to 2 and 3 will be
grounds for the instructor to dismiss the student from the
laboratory, however the student may return to lab that day if
they obtain the mandatory footwear and goggles.
- Students must report breakages to the instructor.
- The breakage of a mercury thermometer must be cleaned up by
qualified lab personnel.
- Excess experimental solutions should be poured into the waste
containers under the hood. NOT down the drains.
- Students shall keep their work areas clean and orderly.
Book-bags, books and coats should be placed away from the bench
- No eating or drinking in the lab.
- Under NO circumstances may students sit on
the lab benches. Expect to stand during the entire lab period
(about 3 hours) unless you have a medical condition that requires
that you be seated. In this case, a chair will be provided for you.
- Students who are pregnant, have hypersensitivities to certain
chemicals or other medical conditions, should discuss their
situation privately with their instructor or the Chemistry
Safety Data sheets, which describe hazards associated with
chemicals used in our labs are available for students and their
physicians to review. A partial listing of chemicals used may be
found here. Students in CHEM 1151L
and CHEM 1152L will find complete information in the appendix of
their lab text book.